East Coast Snowstorm Cuts Power For 1.5 Million People

The East Coast was hit by a rare October snowstorm on Saturday which left nearly 1.5 million people without power.

Snowfall and higher than normal winds in Newark, New York and Philadelphia last up to 6 hours in some areas and caused more than 1,000 flights to be cancelled.

In some cases areas were threatened with up to one foot of wet snow, conditions that also affected consumers in New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

More snowfall in some areas is expected for Sunday. In the meantime New York City hasn’t witnessed an October snowfall since 2002.

According to the New York Daily News the last memorable October snowstorm occurred in 1952 when just half an inch of snow fell to the ground leading one meteorologist to state of the current situation “This is very, very unusual.”

Are you located in a snow hit area? How has the October storm front affected your daily routine this yearly in the year?