Northeast has just been hit by a historic snow storm. Could a white Christmas be next?

A historic nor’easter, one for the record books, has just buried parts of the Northeast and New England under record amounts of snow.

The highest snow total was a draw between two cities, Newark Valley, New York, and Croydon, New Hampshire, both of which recorded a whopping 44 inches of snow.

Thanks to snowfall rates that were sometimes as high as 5 to 7 inches per hour, more than 160 reporting locations picked up more snow at 30 inches, while parts of at least 6 states saw a foot of snow or more.

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The snow was so intense in places that maybe two new state records have been set for most snow in a 24-hour period.

Binghamton, New York, ended up with a remarkable 40 inches of snow, putting the December 16-17 nor’easter in first place before its biggest snowstorm ever.

Albany’s 22.7 inches was the eighth largest snowstorm on record, and Boston’s 13.1 inches was the fourth largest December snowstorm on record.

New York City picked up 10.5 inches of snow and created dazzling and magical scenes in the city.

With that total, the Big Apple has seen even more snow so far this season than notoriously snowy cities like Buffalo, Chicago and Green Bay, Wisconsin.

A weekend storm system will move from the Rockies to the East Coast Friday through Sunday, but this storm won’t be as strong as the other more recent ones.

On Friday, the storm system will produce 6 to 12 inches of snow over parts of the Rockies. On Saturday, the Great Lakes will get some snow showers, while heavy rain and storms will hit the south. On Sunday, there may be some scattered light snow showers in the Northeast and storms in Florida before the storm leaves the Atlantic coast.

The amounts of rain and snow are expected to be minimal and have a low impact.

Aside from this weekend’s storm, forecasting models point to a new potential storm hitting the Midwest and Northeast next Thursday and Friday (on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). This storm is too far away to say with confidence who can get rain or snow, but meteorologists, as well as those wishing for some holiday snow, will look to this storm system to see if it is wetter or whiter.

Even if next week’s storm doesn’t blossom or produce snow, millions can still expect a white Christmas.

With anywhere from 10 to 40 inches of snow on the ground after the vigorous nor’easter and cold temperatures expected to keep the snow around, many in the Northeast and New England will likely still have enough snow on the ground to get off a to enjoy white Christmas closes 2020.