New Storm Dumps Foot of Snow on New England

Cold snap expected to move in

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Dec 30, 2012 5:11 AM CST

(Newser) – Weather watchers say up to a foot of snow fell in parts of southern New England as the latest winter storm moved through the Northeast. The storm had ended in the region by this morning and dry weather was expected for days, although strong winds may chill the bone. A National Weather Service meteorologist in Taunton, Mass., said six to 12 inches of snow fell from yesterday afternoon and overnight in Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut, and eastern Massachusetts, including Foxborough where the New England Patriots play. Many residents lost power after wet snow piled up on power lines.

This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at 1:45am shows strong low pressure departing the Northeast with snow over eastern New England.
This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at 1:45am shows strong low pressure departing the Northeast with snow over eastern New England.   (AP Photo/Weather Underground)
A resident helps out a motorist push his car out of the snow on an icy West Lackawanna Avenue in Blakely,  Pa. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.
A resident helps out a motorist push his car out of the snow on an icy West Lackawanna Avenue in Blakely, Pa. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.   (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys)
A pedestrian walks across a snow and ice covered Spruce Street in Scranton, Pa. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.
A pedestrian walks across a snow and ice covered Spruce Street in Scranton, Pa. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.   (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys)
A shopper navigates the parking lot at Gerrity's supermarket at the Keyser Oak Center in Scranton, Pa., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.
A shopper navigates the parking lot at Gerrity's supermarket at the Keyser Oak Center in Scranton, Pa., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.   (AP Photo/The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)
This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at 01:45pm, shows a frontal system moving from the southeastern United States up the eastern seaboard.
This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at 01:45pm, shows a frontal system moving from the southeastern United States up the eastern seaboard.   (AP Photo/Weather Underground)
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