A series of winter storms impacted our region over the last couple of weeks, with 3 consecutive intense storm centers developing east of Cape Cod over the last 7 days. Two of these systems brought damaging wind gusts to the Cape and all three delivered some snow to the area and were followed by cold temperatures. As we head into the holiday weekend, things are finally quieting down for us and temperatures are moderating. Looking ahead, the weather will remain relatively tranquil for at least the next week.
Just as things are turning quiet here in the Northeast, the weather out West has turned quite stormy as a strong low pressure center has moved in off of the Pacific Ocean and slammed into California, bringing high winds, heavy rain and high mountain snows.
The system – which was one of the stronger February storms on record for that part of the country – delivered quite the punch to Southern California:
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) February 18, 2017
INCREDIBLE VIDEO: part of SB I-15 is washed away; fire engine tumbles off the side; fortunately no one hurt pic.twitter.com/5VMzQEBlqa
— Rob McMillan (@abc7robmcmillan) February 18, 2017
— Ian Livingston (@islivingston) February 18, 2017