PHOTO: What a classic Nor’easter looks like. (photo via Flickr/NASA)
Try at least a foot of snow in at least one location in 15 states.
Some 30 inches alone in Damascus, Pa.
Seven inches in one hour in the upstate New York town of Ilion.
That’s all according to The Weather Channel, which has been tracking the monster winter storm known as Stella that roared into the Northeast early Tuesday morning.
Slowly, life is coming back to cities and towns hit dramatically by Stella. Some flights have resumed at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, which tweeted this out at 5:07 p.m. Tuesday.
Connecticut and New Jersey lifted their states of emergency early Tuesday evening, but travel is still slowed in New England as the storm churns north.
Schools in Boston will remain closed on Wednesday.
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The stunning numbers tell the story – 1,907 flights delayed in the U.S. on Tuesday as of 7:30 p.m., and a whopping 6,195 flights canceled. Since Monday, that makes 5,632 flights delayed and 7,856 canceled affecting more than half-a-million passengers. Some 1.73 million passengers fly per day, on average, in the U.S.
Need more? New York’s LaGuardia Airport averages 1,150 flights a day. On Tuesday, 1,124 flights were canceled. Newark-Liberty International averages 1,200 flights a day; 1,015 were canceled according to CNBC.
Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Conn., canceled all departures on Tuesday and warned passengers that further delays will most assuredly carry into Wednesday. Airlines are expected to be back to fully operational by Thursday morning.
Airline stocks are also taking a hit because of Stella. Shares of United Airlines dropped 3.5 percent, Southwest fell 2 percent, Delta shed 1.3 percent, and American Airlines lost 3.1 percent in trading on Monday according to Forbes.
Amtrak train service will run on a modified schedule on Wednesday, particularly on its popular New York-Washington and New York-Boston lines.
And when’s the last time you saw something like this at 8:07 on a weekday morning?
According to CNN, three weather-related deaths were reported and millions were still under a blizzard warning for Tuesday night.