Mother Nature ignored the calendar and buried parts of the Northeast on Monday with nearly 2 feet of snow.
Whiteout conditions were also reported in northern New England and parts of New York State, according to the National Weather Service.
How much snow fell? Bucks Corner, New York, got 2 feet. Binghamton, New York, got 18 inches. Lenox, Massachusetts, got 17 inches. And Litchfield County, Connecticut, got more than a foot.
Several more inches of snow were forecast for the hardest-hit areas and the “cold and windy weather is expected to continue for another day across the northeastern quadrant of the nation,” the NWS warned.
In addition, a huge swath of western New York State — from Syracuse north to Watertown — was under a lake-effect snow watch, with forecasters warning that 2 to 4 inches more snow could fall by early Tuesday.
But relief is on the way, just in time for Thanksgiving.
“The snow bands should gradually decline in intensity as we go into the night and into Tuesday,” said Ari Sarsalari, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel.
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SOURCE: NBC News, Corky Siemaszko