A rare October snowfall draped the U.S. mid-Atlantic states and New England yesterday, with as much as 12.5 inches falling in some locations outside the metropolitan areas. As many as 2.3 million people were left without power and flights were delayed.
New York City was set to receive as much as 6 inches (15 centimeters) of snow, said Paul Walker, a meteorologist for AccuWeather.com Inc. The city broke an October 1925 record of 0.8 inch yesterday, with 1.3 inches dropping in Central Park. Elsewhere, four inches was forecast for Philadelphia.