Northeast emerges from nor'easter

By Fernando Alfonso III, CNN

Updated 3:34 p.m. ET, January 30, 2022
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11:46 a.m. ET, January 30, 2022

Boston and Atlantic City break snowfall records

From CNN's Aya Elamroussi and Holly Yan

A worker shields himself from blowing snow in Boston, Massachusetts, on Saturday, January 29.
A worker shields himself from blowing snow in Boston, Massachusetts, on Saturday, January 29. (Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

The bomb cyclone brought heavy snow that accumulated quickly as howling winds blew through the Mid-Atlantic and New England.

The town of Stoughton, Massachusetts, recorded a staggering 30.9 inches of snowfall by Saturday night, the NWS said. And winds in parts of Barnstable County, Massachusetts, where Cape Cod is located, reached 81 mph Saturday, the service said.

Here are some notable snowfall records:

  • Atlantic City, New Jersey: The city crushed its all-time January snowfall record by Saturday, reaching a monthly total of 33.2 inches of snow. The prior monthly record of 20.3 inches was set in January 1987. The city's 14 inches of snow Saturday also beat its previous record for the calendar date, which was set in 2014 at 7.3 inches.
  • Boston: Logan International Airport tallied at least 23.6 inches of snow by Saturday night, said the NWS, making Saturday the snowiest January day Boston has recorded and tying the record for biggest 1-day snowfall total. The previous record was set on January 27.
  • Central Park, New York: The iconic park saw 7.3 inches on Saturday, beating the previous record for January 29 of 4.7 inches set in 1904.
  • Philadelphia: The city was hit with 5.8 inches of snow Saturday, beating the previous calendar day record of 5 inches set on January 29, 1904.

10:09 a.m. ET, January 30, 2022

Here are the latest snowfall reports sent to the National Weather Service by trained spotters

Parts of New England recorded 30 inches of snow this weekend due to the nor'easter.

Click the map below to see snow totals in your community:

8:32 a.m. ET, January 30, 2022

More than 15 million people are under wind chill alerts behind departing nor’easter

From CNN's Haley Brink 

More than 15 million people across the Northeast, Appalachians, and southern Florida are under wind chill alerts this morning as arctic air filters south and east behind the departing nor’easter.

Morning low temperatures are forecast to be in the single digits and teens across much of the Northeast and Appalachians. However, some interior portions of New York and New England could see morning temperatures drop below zero. Winds behind the nor’easter could gust as high as 40 mph in some locations this morning.

These strong winds combined with the cold air temperatures will cause wind chills (or the “feels like” temperature) to be as cold as 10 to 20 degrees below zero.

Making history: This cold, arctic air will also impact locations as far south as Florida this morning, where several cities could see record morning low temperatures today.

Morning low temperatures across the region will be in the upper 20s to mid-30s but wind chills could feel as cold as 20 degrees. This is some of the coldest air to impact southern Florida in over a decade. This has lead the National Weather Service office in Miami to warn of “falling iguanas” Sunday morning.

“Iguanas are cold-blooded. They slow down or become immobile when temps drop into the 40s. They may fall from trees, but they are not dead,” the weather service office said.

These wind chill alerts will expire by 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. ET this morning as temperatures warn to near normal values by this afternoon.


8:23 a.m. ET, January 30, 2022

More than 60,000 Massachusetts customers still without power, state agency says

A man starts a generator after losing power at his home in Marshfield, Massachusetts, on January 29.
A man starts a generator after losing power at his home in Marshfield, Massachusetts, on January 29. (Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images)

At least 60,861 Massachusetts customers are still without power Sunday morning after the powerful nor’easter pounded the region Saturday, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).

Behind this system, cold air is settling in across the Northeast and New England where wind chill alerts are in place, CNN Weather reports.

Most of Massachusetts’ outages are still occurring on Cape Cod and along the southern coastline, according to MEMA’s map.