DISCUSSION: For those living in the Northeast, this past weekend has been a soaker. A low pressure system moved up the coast dropping insane amounts of precipitation (mostly rain, but higher elevations even saw snow!) The above map details how much liquid-equivalent precipitation was recorded in the past 48 hours.
Areas in orange received around an inch (2.54 cm), while whole states like Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island were blanketed by over 2 inches (5.08 cm) of rain! The central parts of New York and Pennsylvania have seen the worst of the storm, getting almost 4 inches (10.16 cm) of rain!
The storm underwent bombogenesis, a term used by meteorologists to describe a rapidly intensifying storm, bringing high winds and precipitation.
Millions of people in the Northeast are without power, where some areas experiences flooding, mudslides, and of course, transit problems.
Approximately 5 years ago, Superstorm Sandy made landfall in the Northeast, bringing colossal destruction to the area. Some may say this storm was the ghost of Sandy.
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© 2017 Meteorologist David Tedesco