A polar vortex introduced record-breaking snowstorms and bone-chilling temperatures to the northeast seaboard on Saturday because the Mom’s Day weekend acquired off to an unseasonably frigid begin.
Snow fell in elements of northern New York state and Massachusetts, with accumulations of up to 10 inches in some locations, whereas scattered flurries touched down in Boston and New York Metropolis.
Among the many hardest-hit communities have been high-elevation cities reminiscent of Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, which acquired 10.5 inches, and Carrabasset Valley in Maine which noticed 9 inches, in accordance to the Nationwide Climate Service.
Temperatures on the highest peak within the area — the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire — felt like -22 levels with the wind chill and winds gusts to 87 mph.
In Central Park, snow fell for the primary time in almost half a century, tying the outdated report for up to date snowfall from the identical day in 1977, the NWS stated.
Central Park additionally noticed record-breaking chilly temperatures early Saturday, with the mercury dipping down to 34 levels, the coldest it has been since 1947, NWS meteorologist Matthew Wunsch advised The Submit.
However temperatures in New York Metropolis are on the rise for Mom’s Day, with temperatures rebounding to 62 levels by Sunday afternoon. Morning lows for Sunday can be within the low 40s, Wunsch stated.