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Remembering Hurricane Sandy & 2ft. of October Snow

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

It was one year ago today that Hurricane Sandy slammed the Northeast with an incredible storm surge, significant winds and heavy rainfall. It’s a storm that will be remembered by many for years to come. Through Sandy’s entire life span, there were nearly 300 fatalities (direct and indirect), from the Caribbean to eastern Canada.

Hurricane Sandy becomes the 2nd most costly hurricane in U.S. history with nearly $68 billion in damage. Hurricane Katrina had nearly $108 billion in damage

Sandy was a massive storm; tropical storm force winds extended nearly 1000 miles. That’s nearly the equivalent distance from Orlando to New York!

October Snow; Becoming the Norm

Snow is becoming a normal headline now as we head through the end of October. It seems as if we’ve seen some type of wintry weather every week since the end of September. Sugar Bowl Resort in Lake Tahoe, CA is boasting snow totals today of nearly 2ft. from our latest storm system.

Here are some of the other heavy tallies that are coming in from the Sierra Mountains!

Ski Season is Just Around the Corner

According to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, a fresh 14″ of snow came down. Opening day is slated for Thanksgiving Day this year, but according to the images below, it looks like there may be more than enough to hit the slopes. Take a look at the beautiful images below.

2013 Snow Cover Benchmark

According to NOAA’s National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center, today is the greatest percentage of nationwide snow cover so far this season. As of today, 13.3% of the nation was considered to be snow covered.

This is actually more than what we had last year at this time.

Snowfall Potential Next 8 Days

Here’s the latest extended snowfall forecast. The potential for additional snowfall across parts of the higher elevations in the west and parts of the Midwest could see additional snow thru next week.

Thanks for checking in and have a great week ahead.

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