BLIZZARD OF JANUARY 2005:
Deep snows from Midwest to New England; long swath
of heavy snow began in Chicago with "super clipper"
dumping foot or more into midwest along path to east.
lst low loses punch after dropping 7" snow on NYC
on January 22nd; New stronger storm develops off
the NJ coast and heads up the coast with high
winds increasing to 40-60mph, but hurricane gusts
over 80mph in New England states.
Snowfall re-develops and 13.8" falls in NYC by 23rd
with 35-40mph winds in NYC producing blizzard-like
conditions with temperatures in teens.
True Blizzard in Ct to Mass corridor with 2-3 feet
of snow and whole gales along coast, 3-4 feet
snow Cape Cod and Mass., 22" makes it 5th
worst storm in Boston; 40" Salem Mass., snowiest
month ever for Boston!
The blizzard was a clipper that developed on an
arctic boundry and exploded off the coast like
the JFK Inagural storm of 1961, using no
The blizzard caused several deaths, and there was
a state of emergency declared from Nj into Mass.,
with schools and businesses shut down, as well
as power failures.