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Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Winter Storm Wrapping Up

5 Jan 2022, 8:40 am

What a winter wallop into the Mid-Atlantic earlier this week. Many spots accumulated not only impressive snowfall totals but also high rainfall totals.

Parts of the I-95 corridor between D.C. and Richmond, VA were shut down due to the winter conditions, stranding hundreds of drivers for hours. Other major interstates were also slow going & snow packed even into Tuesday.

Today’s Forecast

The snow has diminished, but areas of freezing rain will create areas of slippery travel this morning. Winter weather advisories extend from New England to Chesapeake Bay. Precipitation will come to an end by midday.

Snow Accumulation

Heavy, wet snow caused issues for tree limbs and accumulated quickly. Many locations in the mid-Atlantic picked up over a foot.

Some even broke daily snowfall records:

The heaviest snow fell right around our Nation’s Capitol, stranding motorists and leaving widespread power outages.

Rain Accumulation

Before the snow, some in parts of the mid-Atlantic saw heavy flooding rain. A few cities in North Carolina set new rainfall records on Monday.

Continue to stay with us for updates on the snow and cold in your top Weather Headlines.

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Lucy is a digital meteorologist for WeatherNation. Originally from Boston and with 5 years in Colorado, Lucy is now living in southern Alabama, enjoying all the Gulf Coast has to offer. She stayed in the northeast for her education, graduating Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Oswego with a B.S. in Meteorology... Load More in 2017. Just a few days after graduation, she made the cross country move to Colorado Springs, CO to begin her career at KKTV, the CBS affiliate. Lucy has covered historic blizzards, tornadoes, windstorms, the largest wildfires in Colorado state history and dust storms ... they truly "get it all" in Colorado! Lucy is excited to forecast on a national level and continue her passion of explaining the science behind the weather!