Rain, rain go away! It’s a song that's likely been sung by many people in New York and the other parts of the tri-state area, and perhaps even by visitors to the area -- including Royal Couple Kate Middleton and Prince William -- as a nor'easter has dumped an unprecedented amount of rain, WNBC reported Tuesday. To make the inclement matters worse, strong winds have blasted at 60 mph. Dubbed Winter Storm Damon by The Weather Channel, the storm has caused flooding in some locations.
Winter Storm Damon’s rainfall broke three different records that were set in the 1970s, WNBC wrote. New York City’s Central Park received 2.54 inches; Providence, Rhode Island, got 1.68 inches; and Boston endured 1.53 inches, TWC reported. Flood warnings were issued for coastal areas, the National Weather Service added.
But things could get worse. The rain might turn into snow Wednesday if it’s cold enough. If that happens, many areas in the north east could see 6 inches of snow, with some areas potentially getting as much as two feet, TWC said.
Areas rocked by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 were also harshly affected by Winter Storm Damon Tuesday, TWC wrote. Though the tides might have been as high as when Sandy barreled through two years ago, the damage certainly isn't comparable.
Though brutal, the harsh weather didn’t keep the royal couple indoors during their New York visit. Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton paid their respects at the 9/11 Memorial on Tuesday, Us Weekly reported. Prince William and Kate brought roses to mourn the nearly 3,000 people killed in the Sept. 11 attack. "In sorrowful memory of those who died on 11th Sep & in admiration of the courage to rebuild,” a note with the flowers read, according to Us Weekly. The Royal Couple then took refuge from the rain and toured the 9/11 museum.
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