Meanwhile, arctic air was pouring into the northern and central sections of the US. As the cold airmass interacted
with the cyclone, heavy snow and blizzard conditions were reported from Alabama to the Virginias. Multiple all-time
snowfall records fell. Fifty inches was reported at Mount Mitchell, NC, with the highest snow total of 56" of the
storm occuring at Monte Le Conte, TN. Even over the Florida Panhandle 6" fell. Portions of the Southeast received
9-12 inches of snow with isolated higher amounts. The heavy snow and blizzard conditions stranded travelers and
In the Northeast, where heavy snows are more common, totals were extremely high in some cases, with Syracuse
recieving 43 inches, and Lincoln, NH receiving 35 inches. However, Boston, Philadelphia, and New York had rain
and/or ice and generally received less than 12" (Fig 2).