Scenic USA - West Virginia
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A Christmas to Remember
|Photo by Amanda Haddox
Amanda Haddox Gallery
For those in the Mid-Atlantic States hoping for a White Christmas in 2009 certainly received their wish, albeit a few days early and a whole lot more than was bargained for. On December 16, 2009, meteorologists detected a large storm forming in the Gulf of Mexico. After producing heavy rains in Texas, the storm moved eastward into Georgia and Florida, destined for the Mid-Atlantic region. Continuing northward, the storm retained its heavy moisture and met with ice cold air. Low pressure developed off the Atlantic coast, steering the storm northward and delivering a record setting snowfall. Areas around Long Island and Roanoke totaled nearly 2 feet of heavy snow, as the blizzard headed northward toward New England. Labeled as a category 5, record setting totals stretched out along the eastern coast, snapping power lines, snarling traffic, and playing havoc with last minute Christmas shoppers.
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