December 2009 North American blizzard
There was a blizzard in Mid December 2009 in the northeast. The blizzard dumped heavy snow and strong winds. 31 inches of snow fell on Washington DC.
History[change | change source]
The storm formed on December 16 in Texas with heavy rain. On December 17, the heavy rain moved NE towards the Northeast and by the evening of December 17 it was in North Carolina. On December 18, the rain turned to snow and was in Virginia in the morning, and in Maryland in the evening. By the night of December 18, it was in Delaware. On December 19 it raced across New jersey, and hit NYC. Blizzard warnings and winter storm warnings have been put in action. Then it moved towards Connecticut and Massachusetts. By December 20, the blizzard wasn't from Maine to Canada and then dissipated over sea.
Impact[change | change source]
North Carolina[change | change source]
North Carolina saw mostly heavy rain from the storm, but some of it saw very heavy snow, near-blizzard and even blizzard conditions. Greensboro saw 5 inches of snow after heavy rain.
Virginia[change | change source]
Virginia saw mainly heavy snow except for the South and the coastline. 8 to 14 inches of snow fell on Richmond. Washington saw 31 inches of snow and was the hot spot for the blizzard!
Maryland[change | change source]
Maryland saw heavy snow and a blizzard. The blizzard dumped over 17 inches of snow on Cambridge, and Ocean city, on the immediate coast saw several inches of drenching rain and even thunderstorms.
Delaware[change | change source]
Delaware saw heavy snow and a blizzard. The blizzard dumped 20-26 inches of snow on Dover. The immediate coast saw rain. The blizzard made rally a lot of heavy snow and strong winds on Delaware.
New Jersey[change | change source]
New Jersey saw a blizzard from the storm. There was heavy snow and strong winds. There were 29 inches of snow in Camden, and only 1 to 3 inches in Milford. There was rain in Atlantic City, and Cape May.
New York City[change | change source]
New York City saw heavy snow and a blizzard. There were about 10 inches of snow in NYC. There was some sleet in Bay ridge for a very short moment, and even some freezing rain.
The rest of the Northeast[change | change source]
The rest of the Northeast saw also heavy snow, and parts saw a blizzard. Connecticut saw from 20-26 inches of snow in the South, to 0.1 to 0.3 inches of snow in the Northwest. Massachusetts also saw from 0.2 to 0.7 inches in the Northwest, to 20-19 inches in the South. Maine and Canada also saw similar amounts with sleet and freezing rain near the immediate coast.