Sunday, February 7, 2010

Recap: February 5 - 6, 2010 DelMarVa Blizzard

The storm began in the mid-Atlantic on Friday morning, February 5, and with all forecasts pointing to a major blizzard bringing the potential for record-breaking snowfall, everyone was wondering, what would The Day After Tomorrow bring? Well, that day is today, Sunday, February 7, and here’s a re-cap of this historic snowstorm…

The storm originated in the Plains States on Thursday and quickly went from noteworthy to notorious, as it dropped snow amounts of 20, 25 and in few instances more than 30 inches. This, accompanied by fierce winds and whiteout conditions, caused near blizzard and even full-fledged blizzard conditions in many locations.

Embedded above are a few images from Accuweat and, which detail the storm’s incredible snowfall history. The slideshow below is a compilation of photos submitted to us by our Facebook fans on The Northeast Quadrant Facebook Fan Page wall.

In the wake of the February 5 - 6, 2010 DelMarVa Blizzard, seasonal snowfall has already climbed well up the ranks of great historic winters in several mid-Atlantic cities. And there’s more to come!

Our attention now turns to the previously mentioned new storm! The most reliable weather sources indicate another Nor’easter for the east coast, this time focusing more on the Northeast and southern New England than the mid-Atlantic. That is not to say the mid-Atlantic won't see any snow. Right now it seems several inches are possible there, but the heavier snow bands could set up a little further up the coast. The images below capture what we’re thinking...

We’ll continue to keep you posted!