After nearly two days of constant snow in some Northeast cities, the first big snowstorm of the winter is drawing to a close. For many in central and western New England, it dropped close to 2 feet of snow, while a few places saw even more.
Albany, New York, even managed to record one of its top 10 greatest snowstorms, and its biggest storm so early in the winter season.
The snow is set to finally wrap up Tuesday in extreme eastern New England from Downeast Maine to Cape Cod.
The storm has been disruptive. Schools were closed in Boston on Tuesday, where 4 to 8 inches have fallen, and hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled in and out of Boston’s Logan Airport.
The ingredients that gave rise to the hefty snowmaker roared ashore in the Pacific last week. Remember the “bomb cyclone” that lashed Oregon and California after intensifying at twice the rate needed to classify as a bomb? That system was spawned by the same pocket of upper-level energy that drifted east, touching off another storm over the Great Plains and Upper Midwest before transferring the focus offshore of New England.