Millions of people from Maine to Maryland were without power as an unseasonably early storm dumped heavy, wet snow over the weekend on a region more used to gaping at leaves in October than shoveling snow.That's not frost on your pumpkin, it's 27 inches of snow. I'm sure you'll be able to find it again in the Spring. Have a nice winter, folks.
The snow was due to stop falling in New England late Sunday, but it could be days before many of the more than 3 million without electricity see it restored, officials warned.
At least three deaths were blamed on the weather, and states of emergency were declared in New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and parts of New York.
The storm worsened as it moved north, and communities in western Massachusetts were among the hardest hit. Snowfall totals topped 27 inches in Plainfield, and nearby Windsor had gotten 26 inches by early Sunday.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
While we were enjoying a sunny 85 degree Saturday in California, global warming was wreaking havoc on a large swath of the Northeast: