Here’s How Much Snow Winter Storm Grayson Dropped In Cities on the East Coast

The "bomb cyclone" brought snow across the entire East Coast.

Bomb Cyclone Winter Storm
Photo: Maddie Meyer / Staff

Winter Storm Grayson has ravaged much of the East Coast with strong winds and snowfall totals bordering on a foot of powder, depending on location. The so-called “bomb cyclone” resembled a winter hurricane that made its way up from Florida to the tip of New England.

Here’s what the snowfall totals look like across the East Coast so far:


Shortly after 2:30 p.m., NBC Boston’s chief meteorologist Matt Noyes tweeted that the neighborhood at South Boston had just hit 1 foot of snow.

Earlier reports provided by Boston’s branch of the National Weather Service provided a map that shows how certain sections of Massachusetts and the surrounding New England area had stacked up thus far.


According to the Connecticut Post, some parts of the state had reached up to 6 to 10 inches as of Thursday afternoon. The town of Seymour measured with the highest at 10 inches even.

NBC Connecticut projects that the entire state will accumulate at least 8 to 15 inches of snow by the time the day is over.

New York

Much of the snow in New York is concentrated near the coast of the state, including New York City and Long Island.

Roughly six inches of snow had fallen in New York City as of Thursday afternoon, with an estimated total of 6 to 10 inches once the storm concludes, according to ABC New York.

Long Island will fare even worse off with an estimated 10 to 18 inches for both of its counties, ABC meteorologist Jeff Smith tweeted.

New Jersey

New Jersey’s Atlantic County on the southern coast had been walloped by early afternoon with an accumulation of 12.7 inches at Atlantic City’s airport, according to

Burlington County in central New Jersey, as well as Bergen County across from New York City had milder totals hovering around 5 inches, the site reported.


Much of Pennsylvania escaped the wrath of Winter Storm Grayson as it centered closer to the Atlantic coast, but Philadelphia saw as much as 4 inches by 1 p.m., according to local radio station WXPN.


The northern portion of the state bordering Pennsylvania received minimal snowfall nearing 2 to 3 inches by 3 p.m., according to the Delaware Environmental Observing System.

It’s a different story down south by the mouth of the Delaware Bay as places like Rehoboth Beach received more than 7 inches of snow by the same time.


As the Richmond Times-Dispatch notes, there was a big discrepancy of snowfall totals throughout Virginia.

A suburb of Richmond, Chesterfield, received just 2 to 3 inches of powder, according to the paper, but Prince George County just to the southeast accumulated a foot of snow.

North Carolina

The state received anywhere from one to six inches of snow, the National Weather Service reporter, according to Raleigh’s News Observer.

The Research Triangle area accumulated about an inch and a half, but to the south and east in Pinehurst and Raeford snowfall measured up to half a foot.

South Carolina

Moving deeper into the south, it’s not often residents get to play in the snow, but they were treated to five inches of powder in Charleston, according to the Post and Courier.

Much of the eastern portion of the state received at least an inch or two, The State paper reported.


Atlanta’s residents are notorious for panicking over an inch of snow, but this time it was Savannah that got the brunt of the snowfall.

The city received a rare 2 to 3 inches of snow, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. That’s the most Savannah’s accumulated in nearly 30 years.

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