It's rare that those in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. can look down their noses at Wasatch snowfall, but in terms of amount, they can do it today. As reported by weather.com, here are some selected peak snowfall totals by state through early Sunday morning:
- 40": Glengary, WV
- 39" Philomont, VA
- 38" Redhouse, MD
- 35.5" Somerset, PA
- 30.5" JFK Airport, NY
- 29.6" Whitehouse, NJ
The snow was high density and many areas also had strong winds. The graphs below are for Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and show the snow-depth (measured every 6 hours) increasing from 1 inch at 00 UTC on the 23rd to 30 inches at 00 UTC on the 24th. During this period, sustained winds were 30-34 mph with gusts as high as 46 mph. Remarkable.
If you are traveling by air this week, best to call ahead, even if you are not heading east. This storm has already disrupted travel, and it's going to take some time for the airlines to catch up.