DISCUSSION: Over the past 24 to 48 hours, a truly remarkable Nor'easter quickly organized and impacted many parts of both the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast. As this coastal low pressure system continued to deepen and intensify off the East Coast of the United States, it became a more potent winter storm. At its peak, it consistently produced sustained wind speeds of between 25 and 35 mph as well as heavy snowfall (at more inland locations), while there ultimately was a more predominant wintry mix towards the coastal regions. As you can see on the large-scale infrared satellite imagery above (as captured by the GOES-16 satellite imager) this was a large Winter-time low pressure system which was effectively extracting atmospheric moisture content all the way from down in the tropical regions of the central Caribbean Sea. Hence, this was a large low pressure system which clearly had large-ranging impacts for tens of millions of people spanning across the Northeast.
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