burg water was rationed because of a lack of power. Communication to many villages was sev-
ered. The damage to sugar maples, fruit orchards, and ornamental trees was severe.
The mid-portions of Massachusetts and neighboring portions of Connecticut, Vermont, and
New Hampshire were hit by a glaze storm of severe intensity on December 30th that caused
damage to trees, poles, and wires.
December 411, 1964
NY: one of the most devastating freezing-rain storms of record
states of emergency in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, etc.
more than 30,000 without power
much less damage in a belt south of Lake Ontario from Buffalo to Utica
MA: destruction and damage to forest, shade and fruit trees
power lost to over 50,000 homes for up to 4 days
destruction was compared to the Nov 2629, 1921 and the Dec 2730, 1942 storms
NH: damage to trees and utility lines did not reach major proportions
VT: ice coatings on trees and wires did not reach seriously damaging proportions
ice load (in.), wind speed (mph)
x = no weather data
MAINE Southern [ME13,14] IC2 (Glaze, sleet, and snow)--Periods of glazing from freezing
rain or drizzle occurred on the 4th and 5th, with periods of sleet on the same dates. Glazing was
most extensive in extreme southwestern Maine. Precipitation was primarily as snow, with storm
totals mostly from 10 to 18 in. during the four-day period. Less snow, mostly 4 to 10 in., and little
or no glaze, fell over northern Maine.
MASSACHUSETTS State [MA01,02,04>09] (Glaze)--Icing from freezing rain and drizzle,
sometimes with sleet, began in some areas on the 3rd and over nearly all the state by the 4th.
Only Cape Cod, where temperatures remained above freezing, escaped. The ice storm continued
through the 5th and in some areas into the 6th before changing to snow. Worst affected was a belt
from the northeastern to southwestern corners of the state. Ice built up to 0.5 in. thick on limbs,
wires, and other exposed surfaces over much of this belt. In some areas the ice became 1.0 in. in
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