Nor'easter Soaks Northeast, Brings High Winds

Sam Champion, Ginger Zee identify areas most affected by powerful storm.
1:52 | 12/08/11

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Big story this morning the weather and that nasty nor'easter making life miserable for millions of people this morning some areas. Digging out this morning from as many as ten inches of snow but the bigger problem though wind bringing down trees and power lines leaving. Tens of thousands of people in the dark throughout North Carolina. And Virginia Sam of course tracking it all forests and and I don't forget the rain with this Josh is well very powerful storm whipped up the eastern seaboard last night with big time rainfall totals pictures out of belted a -- by the we'll just show you how much rain was standing on road services overnight all night last night. Two to three inches of rain as a matter fact a record rate falls in Washington DC Philadelphia. New York Boston all major cities of those record rains now this storm had a snowy component to it -- well on the backside in the colder air. And the -- -- team has been over all night long our meteorologist ginger -- is standing by in the middle of the snows on in Scranton this morning good morning ginger where winter returns and. Good morning -- and good morning everyone it sure has we look for up to six inches of snow in pockets. Just north of Scranton so worst thing a lot of -- and last night when he was coming down it was incredible driving and was difficult to navigate the snowflakes some of the biggest I have ever seen. Sell it can't -- it came hard but it wasn't just Pennsylvania -- the whole eastern seaboard snow but if you went inland an elevation played -- -- factor. Mountains of North Carolina were included all the way up to me. So we're still going to be digging out of -- some of the side roads going to be slick this morning. Either way December. Is here and I -- tie -- twenty degrees as a big big slap in the face Sam. Back with a cold winter -- did -- thanks for that let's show you where this whip -- whipping wind will be most of the day today that wind as that low pulls away we'll bring in 203040. Mile per hour winds but even. Thirty to fifty in that area from New York all the way up to Bangor Maine so there's still this cold air -- -- behind the storm.

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