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Introduction

    On March 31 - April 1, the Northeast was hit by a major snowstorm / nor'easter, which produced 1 to 3-foot snowfall totals over a wide area. Boston recorded its heaviest April snowfall on record with 25 inches, and its third-heaviest for any month. This amount roughly equaled what had fallen for the entire winter season so far in Boston (as contrasted with over 100 inches last year).

    Several hundred thousand customers were without electricity during and after the storm due to the heavy/wet nature of the snow. This included approximately 250,000 customers in Massachusetts, over 100,000 in New York, and about 85,000 in Connecticut. Damage to trees in the area was extensive. High winds were also a problem with gusts in the 50 to 70 mile per hour range common along the coast. In Boston Harbor, the tip of one of the masts of the USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides") was sheared off by the winds. Blue Hill Observatory reported a wind gust of 72 mph.

    Several locations which reported their water equivalent for the precipitation included (values shown in inches): MA--Fairhaven (3.53), Hull (5.32); RI--Providence (3.06), Tiverton (3.08), N. Foster (3.58).


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Snowfall Totals

    Snowfall (inches), March 30-April 1, 1997
    As reported by the National Weather Service
                                Lat.  Lon.  Snowfall
    St Station                  dg mn dg mn (inches)
    
    NY East Jewett              42 14 74  8   37
    MA Milford                  42 10 71 31   36
    NY Platte Clove             42 10 74  9   35
    MA Worcester                42 16 71 52   33
    RI Burrillville             41 53 71 23   31
    MA Shrewsbury               42 18 71 43   30
    MA Blue Hill Obs            42 13 71  7   30
    MA East Woburn              42 29 71  6   30
    MA Marlborough              42 21 71 33   30
    MA Northbridge              42  7 71 41   30
    NY Windham                  42 18 74 12   30
    MA Acton                    42 29 71 26   29
    MA Grafton                  42 12 71 41   29
    NY Prattsville              42 19 74 26   29
    NY Broome                   42 28 74 21   28
    NY Gilboa                   42 24 74 27   28
    MA Newton                   42 20 71 12   27
    MA North Woburn             42 32 71  9   27
    MA Randolph                 42 11 71  3   27
    MA West Townsend            42 41 71 44   27
    MA Hingham                  42 14 70 55   26
    MA Littleton                42 32 71 28   26
    NH Wilton                   42 51 71 44   26
    NY Berne                    42 35 74 11   26
    MA North Cambridge          42 24 71  8   26
    MA Boston-Logan Arpt        42 22 71  2   25
    MA Wakefield                42 30 71  4   25
    NY Westerlo                 42 31 74  3   25
    MA Maynard                  42 26 71 27   25
    RI North Foster             41 51 71 44   25
    MA Manchester               42 35 70 46   25
    MA Hull                     42 18 70 53   24
    MA West Boylston            42 22 71 47   24
    MA Worthington              42 25 72 56   24
    NJ West Milford             41  6 74 24   24
    NY Stamford                 42 24 74 38   24
    PA Christiana               39 57 76  0   24
    RI Cumberland               41 54 71 23   24
    RI West Cranston            41 46 71 31   24
    VT Stratton Mtn. Ski Area   43  6 72 52   24
    MA Winthrop                 42 23 70 58   24
    MA Taunton-NWSFO            41 57 71  8   23
    MA Dalton                   42 28 73 10   23
    NY Slide Mountain           42  1 74 25   23
    VT West Wardsboro           43  2 72 51   23
    MA Norton                   41 58 71 11   23
    MA Milton                   42 15 71  5   23
    MA Walpole                  42 10 71 15   23
    MA Attleboro                41 56 71 18   22
    NJ Wantage                  41 15 74 33   22
    RI Woonsocket               41 59 71 30   22
    NY Claryville               41 55 74 34   22
    MA Swampscott               42 28 70 54   21
    CT Norfolk                  41 58 73 13   21
    CT Putnam                   41 55 71 55   21
    MA Lynnfield                42 32 71  2   21
    MA Monterey                 42 11 73 13   21
    MA Mansfield                42  1 71 13   20
    MA Lenox                    42 21 73 17   20
    MA Marshfield               42  5 70 42   20
    MA Tyngsboro                42 41 71 26   20
    MA West Framingham          42 17 71 28   20
    MA Woburn                   42 29 71  9   20
    NH Francestown              42 59 71 49   20
    NY Stormville               41 32 73 44   20
    VT Bromley Mtn. Ski Area    43 12 72 55   20
    NH Weare                    43  5 71 44   20
    RI Providence               41 49 71 25   20
    MA Carver                   41 53 70 46   19
    CT Bakersville              41 51 73  1   19
    CT Colebrook                41 59 73  6   19
    MA Cohasset                 42 14 70 48   19
    NJ Sussex                   41 12 74 36   19
    CT Union                    41 59 72  9   18
    NY Stuyvesant               42 23 73 47   18
    MA Hanson                   42  4 70 51   18
    MA Methuen                  42 44 71 11   18
    MA Scituate                 42 11 70 44   18
    NY Brewster                 41 24 73 37   18
    NY Carmel                   41 26 73 41   18
    NY Monroe                   41 19 74 11   18
    NY Stephentown              42 33 73 22   18
    RI West Warwick             41 42 71 31   18
    VT Mt. Snow Ski Area        42 58 72 55   18
    CT West Suffield            41 59 72 42   17
    MA Acushnet                 41 41 70 54   17
    MA Charlemont               42 38 72 52   17
    NY Cornwall                 41 26 74  1   17
    NY Warwick                  41 15 74 21   17
    VT South Woodstock          43 34 72 32   17
    MA Westfield                42  8 72 45   17
    RI Warwick                  41 42 71 25   17
    NY Rock Hill                41 35 74 37   16
    CT Mansfield                41 45 72 11   16
    MA Danvers                  42 34 70 57   16
    NH Nashua                   42 47 71 29   16
    NY Averill Park             42 38 73 33   16
    NY Yorktown Heights         41 16 73 48   16
    RI Johnston                 41 49 71 28   16
    CT Farmington               41 43 72 50   16
    NY Albany                   42 45 73 48   15
    PA Matamoras                41 22 74 42   15
    MA Sunderland               42 27 72 33   15
    CT Winchester               41 55 73  4   15
    MA Fall River               41 43 73  6   15
    MA Onset                    41 45 70 40   15
    NH Bradford                 43 15 71 58   15
    NY Clifton Park             42 52 73 46   15
    NY Greenville               41  0 73 49   15
    NY Mariaville               42 50 74  8   15
    NY Pleasant Valley          41 45 73 49   15
    PA Long Pond                41  3 75 30   15
    VT Okemo Mtn. Ski Area      43 24 72 45   15
    PA F.E. Walter Dam          41  5 75 43   15
    CT New Canaan               41  9 73 30   15
    MA Fairhaven                41 38 70 54   15
    PA East Stroudsburg         41  0 75 11   15
    CT Avon                     41 49 72 50   14
    CT Falls Village            41 57 73 22   14
    MA New Bedford              41 38 70 56   14
    NH Manchester               42 59 71 27   14
    NH Marlow                   43  7 72 12   14
    RI Tiverton                 41 39 71 12   14
    CT Vernon                   41 49 72 29   14
    CT Danbury                  41 24 73 25   13
    CT Bristol                  41 41 72 56   13
    CT Meriden                  41 32 72 48   13
    NH Salisbury                43 23 71 43   13
    NY Armonk                   41  8 73 43   13
    NY Berlin                   42 37 73 22   13
    NY Cairo                    42 19 74  2   13
    NY Latham                   42 45 73 45   13
    NY Rhinebeck                41 53 73 52   13
    NY Root                     42 53 74 31   13
    NY Schenectady-WRGB 6       42 48 73 55   13
    VT Townshend                43  3 72 40   13
    VT Peru                     43 16 72 54   13
    CT Wethersfield             41 42 72 40   12
    NY Cooperstown              42 42 74 55   12
    CT Litchfield               41 45 73 11   12
    CT Storrs                   41 48 72 15   12
    CT Windham                  41 42 72  9   12
    MA North Adams              42 41 73  7   12
    NH Hopkinton Dam            43 11 71 41   12
    NH Keene                    42 57 72 19   12
    NH Otter Brook              42 55 71 55   12
    PA Gap                      39 59 76  1   12
    PA Glenmoore                40  6 75 47   12
    VT Grafton                  43 10 72 36   12
    VT Shaftsbury               43  1 73 12   12
    NY Port Jervis              41 23 74 41   12
    NH Alexandria               43 36 71 46   11
    CT East Granby              41 56 72 44   11
    NH Surry Mountain Dam       43  2 72 19   11
    NY Copake                   42  6 73 32   11
    NY Milan                    42  0 73 53   11
    NY Poestenkill              42 42 73 34   11
    NY Troy                     42 44 73 41   11
    PA Palm                     40 23 75 30   11
    PA Tamaqua                  40 47 75 59   11
    VT Ludlow                   43 24 72 43   11
    NY Round Lake               42 56 73 48   11
    NY Fishs Eddy               41 58 75 11   11
    VT Sunderland               43  5 73  7   10
    CT Chaplin                  41 48 72  8   10
    CT Waterbury                41 34 73  2   10
    NY Amsterdam                42 57 74 11   10
    NY Central Bridge           42 43 74 20   10
    NY Peekskill                41 17 73 55   10
    NY Saratoga Springs         43  2 73 49   10
    NY Wilton                   43 11 73 45   10
    PA Green Lane               40 20 75 28   10
    PA Mahonoy City             40 50 76  8   10
    VT Springfield              44 55 73  7   10
    NH Concord                  43 12 71 30   10
    NJ River Edge               40 56 74  2   10
    NY Cobleskill               42 40 74 26   10
    CT Beacon Falls             41 27 73  4    9
    NH Grafton                  43 34 71 57    9
    NJ Marlton                  39 54 74 56    9
    NY Croton-on-Hudson         41 12 73 53    9
    NY Montague                 43 54 74 55    9
    NY Rotterdam                42 47 73 57    9
    PA Lehighton                40 50 75 43    9
    PA Neshaminy Falls          40  9 74 57    9
    NY Chenango                 42 10 75 52    8
    CT Colchester               41 34 72 20    8
    CT Old Saybrook             41 17 72 22    8
    MA East Falmouth            41 34 70 33    8
    MA Great Barrington         42 11 73 24    8
    MA Pocasset                 41 41 70 38    8
    NH Barnstead                43 20 71 18    8
    NH Portsmouth               43  3 70 47    8
    NY Gouverneur               44 21 75 31    8
    NY New Baltimore            42 27 73 47    8
    NY Pittstown                42 50 73 29    8
    PA Perkasie                 40 22 75 18    8
    PA Southampton              40 10 75  3    8
    VT Danby Corners            43 21 73  0    8
    NH Hill Center              43 31 71 44    8
    NY Circleville              41 31 74 23    8
    NY Norwich                  42 32 75 32    8
    CT Haddam                   41 29 72 31    8
    CT New Milford              41 35 73 24    8
    NY Alplaus                  42 51 73 54    8
    NY Chepachet                42 55 75  7    8
    PA Equinunk                 41 52 75 16    8
    PA Laporte                  41 25 76 30    8
    PA New Holland              40  5 76  4    8
    CT Scotland                 41 42 72  5    7
    ME Center Lovell            44 11 70 54    7
    ME Winthrop                 44 19 69 58    7
    NY Athens                   42 16 73 49    7
    NY Ballston Spa             43  0 73 51    7
    NY Glenville                42 56 74  3    7
    NY Lowville                 43 48 75 29    7
    PA New Hope Bridge          40 22 74 58    7
    VT East Wallingford         43 27 72 53    7
    VT Tyson                    43 24 72 42    7
    NH New Durham               43 30 71  9    7
    NY Chester                  41 21 74 17    7
    NY Binghamton               42  5 76  3    7
    NY Niskayuna                42 49 73 54    7
    MA Hyannis                  41 40 70 18    7
    CT Trumbull                 41 15 73 12    6
    NJ Mt. Holly-NWS            40  1 74 49    6
    CT New Haven                41 18 72 56    6
    CT Norwich                  41 32 72  4    6
    ME Bethel                   44 24 70 47    6
    ME Durham                   43 59 70  3    6
    NJ Belvidere                40 50 75  5    6
    NJ Berkeley Heights         40 41 74 26    6
    NJ Mountainside             40 41 74 22    6
    NJ New Providence           40 42 74 24    6
    NY Coldenham                41 32 74  9    6
    NY Corinth                  43 15 73 50    6
    NY Croton Falls             41 21 73 40    6
    NY Fulton                   43 19 76 25    6
    NY Hebron                   43 24 73 16    6
    NY Highmarket               43 34 75 31    6
    NY Indian Lake              43 45 74 17    6
    NY Malone                   44 51 74 18    6
    NY North Osceola            45 34 75 43    6
    NY Oswego                   43 28 76 30    6
    NY Sherman                  42 10 79 36    6
    NY West Monroe              43 17 76  4    6
    VT Vernon                   42 46 72 31    6
    NY East Hills               40 48 73 38    6
    NY Springtown               41 57 74  5    6
    VT Dorset                   43 14 73  5    6
    ME Bath                     43 56 69 51    6
    ME Livermore Falls          44 28 70 11    6
    NH Franklin Falls           43 27 71 39    6
    NY Bolton Landing           43 33 73 39    6
    NY Greenwood                41 13 74 17    6
    NY Warrensburg              43 30 73 47    6
    VT Brattleboro              42 52 72 34    6
    ME Eastport                 44 55 67  0    5
    NH Rochester                43 18 70 59    5
    MA Martha's Vineyard        41 25 70 37    5
    ME Barnard                  45 17 69  9    5
    ME Brunswick                43 54 69 56    5
    ME Dover-Foxcroft           45 11 69 15    5
    ME Kennebunkport            43 21 70 28    5
    ME Waterboro                43 36 70 48    5
    NJ Cherry Hill              39 54 75  0    5
    NJ Pennsauken               39 58 75  3    5
    NY Delta Dam                43 21 75 27    5
    NY Lake George              43 26 73 43    5
    NY Little Falls             43  2 74 52    5
    NY Macedon                  43  4 77 18    5
    NY Middletown               41 27 74 27    5
    NY Newburgh                 41 30 74  1    5
    NY Newport                  43 12 74 55    5
    NY Poughkeepsie             41 38 73 55    5
    NY Stratford                43 11 74 42    5
    VT Bennington               42 52 73 11    5
    NJ Estell Manor             39 25 74 38    5
    ME Albion                   44 29 69 29    5
    NY West Nyack               41  5 73 58    5
    NH Laconia                  43 34 71 29    5
    NH North Conway             44  3 71  8    5
    NY Canton                   44 36 75 10    5
    NY Shusan                   43  5 73 21    5
    PA Mt. Davis                39 47 79 11    5
    PA Towanda                  41 46 76 27    5
    VT Burlington               44 28 73  9    5
    ME East Hiram               43 53 70 45    4
    ME Sebec Lake               45 15 69 14    4
    ME Gorham                   43 41 70 27    4
    ME Hollis                   43 36 70 36    4
    ME Gray                     43 53 70 15    4
    NY Boonville                43 27 75 21    4
    NY Rochester                43  8 77 40    4
    CT Bridgeport               41 10 73  8    4
    CT Groton                   41 21 72  3    4
    ME Augusta                  44 19 69 48    4
    ME Blanchard                45 17 69 35    4
    ME Fryeburg                 44  2 70 58    4
    ME Lewiston                 44  6 70 13    4
    ME Rangeley                 44 58 70 39    4
    NH Tamworth                 43 54 71 18    4
    NH Walpole                  43  4 72 24    4
    NJ Millburn                 40 44 74 19    4
    NJ Summit                   40 43 74 22    4
    NY Brookhaven NWSFO         40 52 72 52    4
    NY Fairport                 43  6 77 27    4
    NY Geneva                   42 53 77  2    4
    NY Ontario                  43 13 77 17    4
    NY Speculator               43 35 74 23    4
    NY Stillwater Reservoir     43 53 75  2    4
    NY Watertown                44  0 76  1    4
    PA Honey Brook 1 W          40  5 75 50    4
    PA Springfield              41 51 76 45    4
    RI Middletown               41 33 71 18    4
    VT North Hartland Dam       43 36 72 21    4
    NY Syracuse                 43  7 76  7    4
    NY Ray Brook                44 18 74  6    4
    DE Pennyhill                39 46 75 31    4
    ME Bridgton                 44  5 70 44    4
    ME New Sharon               44 38 70  0    4
    ME Poland                   44  4 70 24    4
    NH Lincoln                  44  3 71 40    4
    NY Conklingville            43 19 73 51    4
    NY Lake Placid              44 15 73 59    4
    NY Sherburne                42 39 75 29    4
    CT Darien                   41  3 73 29    3
    ME Brassua Lake             45 40 69 49    3
    ME Limington                43 43 70 39    3
    ME Milo                     45 15 68 59    3
    ME West Paris               44 20 70 35    3
    NH Hanover                  43 42 72 17    3
    NJ Palisades                40 51 74  0    3
    NJ Plainfield               40 36 74 24    3
    NJ Ramsey                   41  4 74  9    3
    NY Battenville              43  6 73 26    3
    NY Ellenville               41 43 74 24    3
    NY Glens Falls              43 20 73 44    3
    NY Islip                    40 48 74 14    3
    NY Oceanside                40 38 73 38    3
    NY Saugerties               42  4 73 57    3
    NY Tribes Hill              42 57 74 17    3
    NY Wading River             42 45 78 31    3
    NY Whitehall                43 33 73 24    3
    PA Pine Grove               40  2 77 18    3
    PA Valley Forge NP          40  6 75 28    3
    PA Washington Crossing      40 18 74 52    3
    VT Jay Peak                 44 56 72 31    3
    VT Rutland                  43 37 72 58    3
    ME Eustis                   45 13 70 29    3
    CT Milford                  41 14 73  4    3
    ME Portland                 43 39 70 18    3
    NJ Newark Airport           40 42 74 10    3
    NY North Creek              43 40 73 54    3
    CT Stratford                41 12 73  8    3
    ME Corinna                  44 55 69 16    3
    ME Guilford                 45 10 69 24    3
    ME Topsfield                45 25 67 44    3
    NJ West Plainfield          40 38 74 27    3
    NY Newcomb                  43 58 74 10    3
    NY Suffern                  41  7 74  9    3
    PA Hershey                  40 17 76 39    3
    NH Plymouth                 43 47 71 39    2
    ME Patten                   46  1 68 30    2
    NH Jefferson                44 25 71 30    2
    NY Southampton              40 54 72 24    2
    ME Moosehead                45 35 69 43    2
    CT Greenwich                41  2 73 38    2
    MD Salisbury                38 20 75 31    2
    ME Baileyville              45  9 67 24    2
    ME Danforth                 45 40 67 52    2
    ME Harmony                  44 56 69 34    2
    ME Houlton                  46  8 67 47    2
    ME Kingfield                44 57 70  9    2
    NH Benton                   44  2 71 56    2
    NH Berlin                   44 27 71 11    2
    NH Diamond Pond             44 59 71 18    2
    NH Glencliff                43 59 71 54    2
    NH Lakeport                 43 33 71 28    2
    NJ Atsion                   39 45 74 44    2
    NJ Jersey City              40 44 74  3    2
    NY Angelica                 42 18 78  1    2
    NY Bridgehampton            40 57 72 18    2
    NY Friendship               42  8 78 14    2
    NY Locke                    42 40 76 28    2
    NY Warsaw                   42 41 78 13    2
    PA Myerstown                40 22 76 18    2
    PA Reading                  40 25 75 56    2
    PA Sabinsville              41 50 77 28    2
    VT Brookfield               44  3 72 36    2
    NY Bearsville               42  2 74  9    2
    NY Merrick                  40 39 73 33    2
    NJ Cranford                 40 39 74 18    2
    NY NYC-JFK Arpt.            40 39 73 47    2
    VT Jericho                  44 30 72 59    2
    NY Gloversville             43  3 74 21    2
    NY Buffalo                  42 56 78 44    2
    NY Greenport                41  6 72 22    2
    NY Waverly                  42  0 76 32    2
    MD Baltimore                39 11 76 40    1
    VT Marshfield               44 21 72 21    1
    MD Finksburg                39 30 76 53    1
    MD Princess Anne            38 13 75 41    1
    ME Comstock                 45 56 70  0    1
    ME Millinocket              45 39 68 42    1
    NH Dalton                   44 25 71 42    1
    NH Dixville                 44 54 71 30    1
    NH York Pond                44 30 71 20    1
    NY Alfred                   42 15 77 47    1
    NY Avon                     42 55 77 45    1
    NY Bennington               42 51 78 24    1
    NY Colden                   42 40 78 41    1
    NY Eagle Bridge             42 57 73 24    1
    NY Niagara Falls            43  6 78 57    1
    NY Northville               43 14 74 10    1
    NY Phoenicia                42  5 74 24    1
    NY Whitesville              42  2 77 46    1
    PA Boiling Springs          40  9 77  8    1
    PA Coudersport              41 51 78  3    1
    PA Upper Strasburg          40  4 77 43    1
    PA Williamsport             41 15 76 55    1
    VT Canaan                   45  0 71 32    1
    VT Rochester                43 51 72 48    1
    VT Shoreham                 43 52 73 15    1
    VT West Burke               44 39 71 59    1
    

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