Many Long Islanders cross their fingers for a white Christmas, but Halloween, not so much.
This year, it was an one unusually white Halloween—This weekend, a snowstorm fit for February dumped over 2 feet of snow in parts of the East Coast.
New York City’s Central Park even set a record for the month of October with a reported 1.3 inches of snow.
According to the Huffington Post, National Weather Service spokesman Chris Vaccaro says 1.3 inches of snow had fallen at the park as of 2 p.m. Saturday, making this the snowiest October there since records began being kept in 1869.
The storm spurred states of emergency to be declared in New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and parts of New York yesterday.
The storm, according to CSmonitor.com, was to blame for at least three deaths though most of damage from the storm came in the form of downed power lines.
The storm reportedly knocked out power for over 2 million in the northeast with more than 70,000 customers left without power in New York City, Westchester and Long Island alone.
“A rare October snowstorm has left millions of customers in the Northeast US without power,” said The National Grid in a statement on their website. “The early winter weather caused wet snow to fall on trees still heavy with leaves – causing falling branches and downed power lines. National Grid crews are out in force restoring power to customers in a number of our communities experiencing outages. Please select your region below to learn more. ”