Major Coastal Storm: Dec. 1992

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By WXedge Staff on December 12, 2012, 12:00am Last modified: December 18, 2012, 4:07pm

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• A slow-moving, but strong storm slammed the Northeast
• Duration of the storm was from the 10th to the 14th
• A wintry mix of precipitation, strong winds and coastal flooding
• Coastline declared a Major Disaster area from flooding
• One death in Connecticut related to the storm

The storm wreaked havoc across much of the East Coast and was perhaps overshadowed by the Storm of the Century just a few months later. 

A slow moving and intense low pressure system drifted up the coastline and caused moderate coastal flooding. The storm surge, which caused a high hide of 7.2 feet above sea level at Bridgeport, was reportedly the highest since Hurricane Carol in 1954, at the time. Heavy snows pounded the inland higher terrain with some portions of Worcester County, Mass. reporting over 30 inches of snowfall.

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