The Latest: Areas of Cape Cod hit hardest by latest storm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the cleanup of the storm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and was forecast to dump more snow on the Mid-Atlantic states (all times local):
Areas of Cape Cod and the islands got the most snow from a winter storm that started battering the Northeast on Monday, although totals fell below what was originally forecast.
According to unofficial observations reported by the National Weather Service on Tuesday, Falmouth, Massachusetts, won the jackpot with 11 inches of snow; nearby Yarmouth got 10 inches. Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard fell just short of 10 inches. Boston got 6.4 inches.
Early forecasts called for 12 to 18 inches in some areas. As expected central and western Massachusetts received much less.
In Rhode Island, Coventry and Scituate got 8.5 inches. Pomfret, Connecticut, got the most in that state with 8.2 inches.
The storm hit Southern New England hardest.
More snow is expected Tuesday and Wednesday, but with little accumulation.
The mid-Atlantic region is waking up to a mix of rain and snow.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in the region and expected the wintry mix to change over to snow after daybreak. Snow is expected to fall occasionally during midday hours with rain mixing in during the afternoon south of Baltimore. There may be a burst of snow in the evening.
The weather service is forecasting less than an inch of snowfall in the Washington area, but 3 to 6 inches in the Baltimore area and northern Maryland.
Schools in the region are closed or opening late. The federal government is open, but workers can telecommute or take leave. Metro says bus and rail service and MetroAccess are operating on a regular schedule.
A wind-driven winter storm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod has fallen short of forecast snowfall totals, sparing the Northeast the widespread power outages that had been predicted.
Snowflakes were still flying Tuesday as New England residents continue mopping up from Monday’s storm, although little additional accumulation was expected.
By Tuesday morning, the hardest hit areas were Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, with almost 10 inches, and Yarmouth, Falmouth and Brewster, all on Cape Cod, with 9 inches. Boston got 6.4 inches.
The storm lasted into early Tuesday in New Hampshire, where the first-in-the-nation presidential primary is being held. The weather service said snow will be light and fluffy and accumulation will be modest.
New York City, New Jersey and Pennsylvania got much less snow than was originally forecast, but could get some accumulation as the storm is expected to last into Wednesday