Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 12:18

A rare late October winter storm was still impacting parts of New England early Sunday, with heavy snow falling over parts of New England. Southern Vermont and coastal Maine could receive up to a foot of snow today. Storm Warnings and Hurricane Force Wind Warnings are in effect for the waters off Maine. Widespread Frost and Freeze Warnings are into effect behind the storm extending southward to Mississippi. The heaviest snowfall amounts from this storm so far have been reported in western Massachusetts, with 27.8 inches in Plainfield, 26 inches in Windsor and 24 inches in Savoy. West Milford, N.J. — about 45 minutes northwest of New York City — saw 19 inches. New York’s Central Park recorded 2.9 inches of snowfall during the storm. This is the first time since records began in 1869 that an inch or more of snowfall has been recorded during the month of October.