Cold Blast Brings 40-Degree Temperature Drop to East
By Kristina Pydynowski,
Temperatures throughout the East started Wednesday 20 to as much as 40 degrees lower than the previous 24 hours.
That statement is even true southward to Tampa and Orlando, Fla. Only South Florida escaped the dramatic cool down.
The dramatic drop in temperatures did not just come over the course of 24 hours, but in a matter of minutes for some communities
Temperatures plummeted 20 degrees (from 63 F to 43 F) in 38 minutes in Syracuse, N.Y., Tuesday morning. The arrival of the cold air caused a 7-degree temperature fall in Allentown, Pa., in only eight minutes Tuesday afternoon.
Temperatures dropped so much that many in the Northeast saw rain end as snow or snow pellets, one or two days after experiencing summerlike warmth.
At the top of the snowfall totals list sits an area near Enosburg Falls, Vt., which picked up 8.0 inches. A total of 2.5 inches whitened Cooperstown, N.Y., while 2.4 inches set a daily snowfall record in Albany, N.Y., on Tuesday.
Snow made an appearance in New York City overnight Tuesday and for the first time on April 16 since records began in Islip, N.Y.