A wintry storm blasted New England on Sunday, dumping nearly two feet of snow in parts of Maine and knocking out power across the region. Cary, Maine, near the border with Canada, was blanketed by 21 inches of snow by Sunday evening, while Bangor reported nearly 15 inches, according to Weather.com, and the area could get more.
Maine's governor declared a limited emergency after about 120,000 properties lost power, according to NBC station New England Cable News. Most of the state was under a winter storm warning, and Northern New England could expect snowfall well into the night, according to the National Weather Service.
The heaviest snowfalls were forecast for central and eastern Maine, with lighter amounts likely in eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The snowfall was expected to dwindle by early Monday for most of New England as the storm front moved north to Canada, with temperatures across the east bouncing back to average after plunging over Halloween weekend, the weather service said.
Elsewhere, Toledo, Ohio, tied its record low for the date at 22 degrees, according to Weather.com, but the north and the Midwest weren't the only regions seeing the effects of the early winter weather. Record lows were set in parts of Florida, which saw temperatures plunge to the low 40s on Sunday morning, and many states in the South — South Carolina, Georgia, West Virginia and Tennessee — were reporting snowfall, Weather.com reported.
Mt. LeConte, Tennessee, 6,400 feet above sea level, was pummeled by 22 inches of snow, while in North Carolina, the Asheville area was hit by up to 6 inches of snow.