|Snow Quickly Departing Northeast|
UPDATED 4:30 AM EST, December 6, 2009
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill
|The storm system responsible for the first major snowfall of the winter season in the East, Southeast and Deep South is quickly departing New England this morning. The storm is leaving several inches of wet snow in its wake for eastern Maine before heading out of the U.S.|
WeatherBug Meteorologist Rob Eicher has the latest on the East snow storm in this exclusive WeatherBug Wintry Outlook Video.
A powerful storm, blasting up the Atlantic coast, is currently spinning off the coast off the northern coast of Maine. Snow is spreading from northeastern Massachusetts into most of Maine. Snowfall totals so far range from 2 to 6 inches in New England with an additional 2 to 4 inches blanketing eastern Maine early this morning with locally heavier amounts.
For this, Winter Weather Advisories continue from in eastern Maine.
This snow is the first of the season for most Northeastern residents, so slow travel is recommended, especially in the higher elevations where temperatures will be colder and roads more slick. In addition, visibility could be reduced at times within heavier snow bands.
Fortunately, this storm is a fast-mover with snow ending across the Northeast this morning. This will allow the sun to melt anything that accumulates and start to dry any wet roads today, leaving much improved roads for the work week start Monday.
This is the same storm that produced record snow in Texas and Louisiana Friday. Houston Intercontinental and Houston Hobby Airports reported a record one inch of snow, while both Galveston and College Station had a record trace of snow. Meanwhile, in Louisiana, Lake Charles had the earliest snowfall on record with 0.20 inches.
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