DISCUSSION: Just a few days ago, a recent winter storm impacted the tri-state area of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. Having said that, here is a map showing snowfall totals from yesterday's storm. As you can see in the above graphic (courtesy of forecasters at the National Weather Service Amounts located on the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York), snowfall totals varied quite a bit depending upon where you were located during this recent winter storm. More specifically, snowfall totals ranged from 6-8" in parts of northeast NJ to over a foot across much of Long Island and southern CT. Islip, NY set a new daily snowfall record with 14.3" of snow. Thus, despite the short-lived nature of this particular winter storm, it set some daily snowfall records in a few spots in just the 6 to 8 hour period in which the heaviest accumulating snowfall occurred. It is also worth noting that during the heart of this recent winter storm, there were multiple confirmed thundersnow occurrences across Long Island and even more so across southeastern sections of New England. Therefore, despite the relatively short duration of this particular winter storm, it was still a memorable winter storm for millions of people across many parts of the Northeast!
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