Winter Storm Orson blanketed many parts of the Northeast with over 1 foot of snow to start the week.
Orson’s largest snow accumulation was reported by the National Weather Service in Millinocket, Maine.
Orson picked up speed Monday morning and made for a snowy start to the week. The Weather Channel reported that as of Monday afternoon, snow totals in Boston touched 3 inches in the downtown area and over 6 inches accumulated in the metro area.
In Albany, Orson didn’t deliver as much winter weather as first was anticipated. As of Noon on February 13, the city reported just over 7.5 inches during the storm.
Snow and ice affected parts of upstate New York and made for lackluster commutes for travelers. The wintry conditions mixed with extremely high winds (40-55 miles per hour) made the conditions outside treacherous due to low visibility and slippery roads.
Because of Orson, the National Weather Service issued coastal flooding advisories across eastern Massachusetts. Many schools and businesses in the affected areas closed Monday, and many events Monday were canceled.
Orson is the second blizzard in a matter of days for the Northeast. On February 9, Winter Storm Niko brought massive amounts of snow to Connecticut, with some areas reporting as much as 17 inches. Parts of Boston and New York City were hit by Niko as well, with more than 2,700 flights being canceled in the region because of the storm.