Nor’easter: Biggest October Storm in NYC History?

Oct 28, 2011 12:06pm
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A rare October Nor’easter that is forecast to hit at least 10 states from North Carolina to Maine starting Saturday morning has the potential to be the biggest October storm in New York City history, according to AccuWeather.com senior meteorologist Paul Walker.

“The record for snow in October for New York City is .8 inches set on Oct. 30, 1925,” said Walker. “This has the possibility to beat that.”

Inland communities will bear the brunt of the storm with heavy wet snow forecast to fall starting in the afternoon from Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania to Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Areas near Springfield, Mass., could see as much as 10 inches of snow.

Major cities up and down the coast can expect to see a chilly rain on Saturday morning that changes to snow in the evening.

Saturday City Forecast:

Washington D.C. – Rain ending as snow showers in the evening. Could result in a light dusting of snow.

Philadelphia – Rain ending as snow in the evening with up to one inch of accumulation.

New York City – Rain changing to a wet snow until midnight with one to three inches of accumulation possible.

Boston – Mostly rain with the possibility of snow showers leaving a minor dusting.

ABC News’ Max Golembo contributed to this report.  

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