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December 5-8
Snowstorms in New England


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During the December 5-8, 1996 period, New England was hit by 2 snowstorms, with snowfall totals exceeding 30 inches in some locations. Due to the heavy, wet nature of the snow, several hundred thousand customers were without electricity for periods ranging from several hours to several days. The maps provided (click on images above for larger versions) used data available soon after the storms to produce an analysis. These data are preliminary and additional data will be available later.

Snowfall Totals

    Total Snowfall (inches), December 7-8, 1996:
    
                             Lat.   Long.  Snow
    ST Station               dg mn  dg mn (in.)
    
    CT Avon                  41 49  72 50  10.0
    CT Bakersville           41 51  73  1  11.0
    CT Barkhamsted           41 55  72 57   8.0
    CT Bridgeport            41 10  73  8   0.5
    CT Burlington            41 48  72 56   5.5
    CT Colchester            41 34  72 20   5.0
    CT Colebrook             41 59  73  6   2.8
    CT Danbury               41 24  73 25   5.8
    CT Darien                41  3  73 29   1.0
    CT East Granby           41 56  72 44   8.5
    CT Farmington            41 43  72 50  10.0
    CT Glastonbury           41 42  72 36   9.0
    CT Granby                41 57  72 47   5.5
    CT Groton                41 21  72  3   1.0
    CT Haddam                41 29  72 31   3.0
    CT Mansfield             41 45  72 11   5.8
    CT Meriden               41 32  72 48   7.0
    CT Middletown            41 33  72 43   6.0
    CT Milford               41 14  73  4   1.0
    CT New Canaan            41  9  73 30   1.0
    CT New Haven             41 18  72 56   3.3
    CT New Milford           41 35  73 24   4.0
    CT Norfolk               41 58  73 13  11.2
    CT Norwich               41 32  72  4   3.0
    CT Portland              41 35  72 37   6.0
    CT Putnam                41 55  71 55   7.0
    CT Thomaston             41 40  73  4  10.0
    CT Tolland               41 52  72 22   9.0
    CT Trumbull              41 15  73 12   2.0
    CT Union                 41 59  72  9  16.5
    CT Unionville            41 45  72 53  11.3
    CT Vernon                41 49  72 29   3.0
    CT Wethersfield          41 42  72 40   8.8
    MA Acushnet              41 41  70 54   0.0
    MA Ashburnham            42 37  71 53  18.0
    MA Billerica             42 34  71 16   5.0
    MA Boston                42 22  71  2   0.0
    MA Dalton                42 28  73 10  12.5
    MA Gloucester            42 38  70 41   0.0
    MA Great Barrington      42 11  73 24   7.0
    MA Greenfield            42 35  72 36   6.1
    MA Hingham               42 14  70 55   0.0
    MA Holland               42  3  72  9  15.0
    MA Hopkinton             42 13  71 31   2.5
    MA Lenox                 42 21  73 17  10.0
    MA Lowell                42 39  71 22   4.8
    MA Mansfield             42  1  71 13   0.0
    MA Martha's Vineyard     41 25  70 37   0.0
    MA Maynard               42 26  71 27   7.1
    MA Natick                42 18  71 22   2.0
    MA New Bedford           41 38  70 56   0.0
    MA Shrewsbury            42 18  71 43  12.2
    MA South Hadley          42 16  72 34  12.0
    MA Southwick             42  3  72 46  11.5
    MA Springfield           42  7  72 32   8.0
    MA Sunderland            42 27  72 33   6.3
    MA Taunton               41 57  71  8   0.1
    MA Tolland               42  4  72 52  12.0
    MA Tyngsboro             42 41  71 26   6.0
    MA Ware                  42 16  72 15  13.0
    MA West Boylston         42 22  71 47  15.0
    MA West Medway           42  8  71 26   1.0
    MA West Townsend         42 41  71 44  17.0
    MA Westborough           42 16  71 37  10.0
    MA Westfield             42  8  72 45  10.0
    MA Winthrop              42 23  70 58   0.0
    MA Worcester             42 16  71 52  16.3
    ME Augusta               44 19  69 48   6.0
    ME Barnard               45 17  69  9  10.0
    ME Blanchard             45 17  69 35  10.0
    ME Brassua Lake          45 40  69 49   9.0
    ME Bridgton              44  5  70 44  10.0
    ME Comstock              45 56  70  0   9.0
    ME Danforth              45 40  67 52   7.0
    ME Dover-Foxcroft        45 11  69 15   8.0
    ME East Hiram            43 53  70 45  12.0
    ME Eustis                45 13  70 29  12.0
    ME Farmington            44 41  70  9   9.0
    ME Fort Kent             47 15  68 35   7.0
    ME Fryeburg              44  2  70 58  13.0
    ME Guilford              45 10  69 24   9.0
    ME Harmony               44 56  69 34   7.0
    ME Hollis                43 36  70 36   9.0
    ME Jackman               45 38  70 16  11.0
    ME Jay                   44 30  70 13  10.0
    ME Livermore Falls       44 28  70 11   8.0
    ME Millinocket           45 39  68 42   9.0
    ME Milo                  45 15  68 59   8.0
    ME Moosehead             45 35  69 43   8.0
    ME New Sharon            44 38  70  0  10.0
    ME North Anson           44 51  69 54   6.0
    ME Oquossoc              44 58  70 46   9.0
    ME Patten                46  1  68 30   8.0
    ME Phillips              44 49  70 21  10.0
    ME Rangeley              44 58  70 39   9.0
    ME Sebec Lake            45 15  69 14   8.0
    ME Skowhegan             44 47  69 43   7.0
    ME South Bridgton        43 59  70 43  14.0
    ME Topsfield             45 25  67 44   6.0
    ME Waterford             44 11  70 43  11.0
    ME West Paris            44 20  70 35  10.0
    ME Winthrop              44 19  69 58   9.0
    NH Bethlehem             44 18  71 39  10.0
    NH Bradford              43 15  71 58  12.0
    NH Concord               43 12  71 30  12.0
    NH Dixville              44 54  71 30  11.0
    NH Franconia Notch       44 10  71 43  12.0
    NH Glencliff             43 59  71 54  11.0
    NH Hanover               43 42  72 17   8.0
    NH Hill Center           43 31  71 44  14.0
    NH Jaffrey               42 48  72  1  17.0
    NH Jefferson             44 25  71 30   9.0
    NH Keene                 42 57  72 19  10.0
    NH Laconia               43 34  71 29  16.0
    NH Lancaster             44 29  71 35   6.0
    NH Lincoln               44  3  71 40  12.0
    NH Littleton             44 19  71 46   8.0
    NH Manchester            42 59  71 27  11.4
    NH Marlow                43  7  72 12  12.5
    NH Nashua                42 47  71 29  13.0
    NH New Durham            43 30  71  9  12.0
    NH New Ipswich           42 45  71 51  19.3
    NH North Conway          44  3  71  8  10.0
    NH Plymouth              43 47  71 39  13.0
    NH Rochester             43 18  70 59   6.0
    NH Salisbury             43 23  71 43  13.0
    NH Sanbornton            43 29  71 35  12.0
    NH Tamworth              43 54  71 18  11.0
    NH Walpole               43  4  72 24  12.0
    NH Weare                 43  5  71 44  16.0
    NH Whitefield            44 22  71 37  10.0
    NH York Pond             44 30  71 20  13.0
    NJ Greenwood Lake        41  8  74 20   0.0
    NJ Harrison              40 45  74  9   0.0
    NJ Jersey City           40 44  74  3   0.0
    NJ Newark Arpt.          40 42  74 10   0.0
    NJ Plainfield            40 36  74 24   0.0
    NJ Ringwood              41  8  74 16   2.0
    NJ Teterboro             40 51  74  4   0.0
    NY Albany Co. Arpt.      42 45  73 48   5.5
    NY Alcove                42 28  73 56   3.0
    NY Alplaus               42 51  73 54   4.0
    NY Athens                42 16  73 49   2.5
    NY Averill Park          42 38  73 33   8.0
    NY Battenville           43  6  73 26   4.0
    NY Berlin                42 37  73 22  10.0
    NY Berne                 42 35  74 11   5.5
    NY Bolton Landing        43 33  73 39   2.2
    NY Bridgehampton         40 57  72 18   0.0
    NY Brookhaven Lab        40 47  72 55   0.0
    NY Cairo                 42 19  74  2   2.0
    NY Cobleskill            42 40  74 26   1.0
    NY Conklingville Dam     43 19  73 56   3.5
    NY Copake                42  6  73 32   3.5
    NY Dix Hills             40 48  73 18   1.0
    NY East Jewett           42 14  74  8  11.0
    NY Ellenburg Depot       44 54  73 48   3.0
    NY Ellenville            41 43  74 24   2.0
    NY Farmingdale           40 44  73 27   0.0
    NY Glenville             42 56  74  3   2.5
    NY Gloversville          43  3  74 21   3.0
    NY Islip                 40 48  74 14   0.0
    NY Jackson               43  1  73 23   8.5
    NY Kingston              41 56  74  0   4.0
    NY Lake Carmel           41 28  73 40   2.5
    NY Lake Placid           44 15  73 59   1.0
    NY Levittown             40 43  73 31   0.0
    NY Melrose               42 51  73 37   6.0
    NY Middletown            41 27  74 27   7.0
    NY Niskayuna             42 49  73 54   2.7
    NY North Blenheim        42 28  74 27   3.0
    NY North Creek           43 40  73 54   4.0
    NY NYC Central Park      40 47  73 58   0.1
    NY NYC JFK Arpt.         40 39  73 47   0.1
    NY NYC LaGuardia Arpt.   40 46  73 54   0.1
    NY Ossining              41 10  73 52   0.0
    NY Philmont              42 15  73 39   8.5
    NY Piseco                43 27  74 32   1.0
    NY Platte Clove          42 10  74  9  12.0
    NY Poughkeepsie          41 38  73 55   2.8
    NY Prattsville           42 19  74 26   2.0
    NY Ray Brook             44 18  74  6   1.9
    NY Rhinebeck             41 53  73 52   6.0
    NY Rocky Point           40 56  72 55   0.0
    NY Rosendale             41 51  74  3   2.0
    NY Round Lake            42 56  73 48   6.0
    NY Shushan               43  5  73 21   5.3
    NY Slide Mountain        42  1  74 25  10.0
    NY Stephentown           42 33  73 22   8.0
    NY Stormville            41 32  73 44   4.8
    NY Suffern               41  7  74  9   0.0
    NY Troy                  42 44  73 41   2.5
    NY Warrensburg           43 30  73 47   6.2
    NY West Shokan           41 58  74 17   4.3
    NY Westhampton           40 50  72 40   0.0
    NY White Plains          41  1  73 45   0.0
    NY Whitehall             43 33  73 24   4.7
    NY Windham               42 18  74 12   8.0
    RI Burrillville          41 53  71 23   7.0
    RI Clayville             41 47  71 41   4.0
    RI Cumberland            41 54  71 23   2.0
    RI Glocester             41 55  71 40   5.0
    RI Harrisville           41 58  71 41   3.8
    RI Johnston              41 49  71 25   2.0
    RI North Foster          41 51  71 44   7.2
    RI Scituate              41 50  71 35   6.0
    RI Woonsocket            41 59  71 30   2.0
    VT Albany                44 42  72 23  22.0
    VT Bennington            42 52  73 11   7.0
    VT Bethel                43 53  72 38  14.0
    VT Brattleboro           42 52  72 34  12.0
    VT Brookfield            44  3  72 36  11.0
    VT Burlington            44 28  73  9   5.5
    VT Canaan                45  0  71 32  10.5
    VT Chelsea               43 59  72 27  16.0
    VT Danby Corners         43 21  73  0   9.0
    VT Dorset                43 14  73  5  10.5
    VT East Haven            44 39  71 53  11.0
    VT East Wallingford      43 27  72 53  10.0
    VT Eden                  44 42  72 33  11.5
    VT Enosburg Falls        44 55  72 49   5.0
    VT Glover                44 42  72 13  19.5
    VT Greensboro            44 35  72 18  21.0
    VT Groton                44 13  72 12  20.5
    VT Island Pond           44 49  71 52  15.0
    VT Jay                   44 57  72 26  23.5
    VT Jericho               44 30  72 59   8.7
    VT Ludlow                43 24  72 43  14.0
    VT Lyndonville           44 32  72  0  13.0
    VT Marshfield            44 21  72 21  20.5
    VT Morrisville           44 31  72 37   9.5
    VT Mt. Mansfield         44 32  72 49  11.5
    VT Newport               44 56  72 12  20.0
    VT North Springfield     43 20  72 32  12.0
    VT Norwich               43 43  72 18  19.0
    VT Peru                  43 16  72 54  14.3
    VT Plainfield            44 17  72 26  14.0
    VT Pleasant Valley       44 36  72 52   7.5
    VT Pownal                42 47  73 13  10.5
    VT Randolph              43 56  72 40  16.0
    VT Rutland               43 37  72 58  10.0
    VT Shoreham              43 52  73 15   4.0
    VT South Lincoln         44  4  72 58   6.7
    VT South Newbury         44  3  72  5  10.0
    VT Sunderland            43  5  73  7   6.6
    VT Sutton                44 38  72  2  19.4
    VT Tyson                 43 24  72 42  12.0
    VT Union Village         43 47  72 15  15.0
    VT Waitsfield            44 11  72 53  10.0
    VT Waterford             44 21  71 54  11.0
    VT West Burke            44 39  71 59  11.0
    VT West Danville         44 24  72 11  21.0
    VT West Wardsboro        43  2  72 51  16.0
    VT Westford              44 37  73  1   6.0
    VT Williston             44 26  73  4   6.5
    VT Windsor               43 29  72 23  16.0
    
    Total Snowfall (inches), December 5-8, 1996:
    
    CT Avon                 17
    CT Bakersville          16
    CT E. Granby            12
    CT Farmington           14
    CT Glastonbury          12
    CT Mansfield             8
    CT Putnam               11
    CT Union                25
    CT Unionville           17
    CT Vernon                6
    CT Wethersfield         11
    MA Acushnet              2
    MA Ashburnham           26
    MA Billerica            11
    MA Boston/Logan Arpt.    3
    MA Gloucester            4
    MA Greenfield            9
    MA Hopkinton            11
    MA Lowell                8
    MA Mansfield             4
    MA Maynard              16
    MA S. Hadley            16
    MA Shrewsbury           21
    MA Sunderland           11
    MA Taunton NWSFO         5
    MA Ware                 15
    MA West Boylston        22
    MA West Medway           4
    MA West Townsend        24
    MA Winthrop              3
    MA Worcester            26
    MA Worthington          31
    NH Jaffrey              26
    NH Keene                17
    NH Manchester           15
    NH Marlow               19
    NH Weare                20
    RI Clayville             9
    RI Cumberland            9
    RI Johnston              8
    RI North Foster         20
    RI Scituate             14
    RI Woonsocket            4
    

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