The "Great Nor'easter" as it became known blasted New England and eastern new York as the blockbuster coastal storm that had ravaged the New York City area and Mid Atlantic reformed south of Cape Cod. Heavy snow had already been falling in interior sections the day before and it spread eastward and southward toward the Providence and Boston areas on this day. Worcester, Massachusetts was buried under 32.1 inches of snow to set a new record for its greatest single storm snowfall total ever. Other snowfall totals included 37 inches at Stamford, New York, 34 inches at Berne, New York, 33 inches at Otis, Massachusetts, 28 inches at Hopkinton, Massachusetts, 27 inches at Union, Connecticut, and 24 inches at Jerimoth Hill, Rhode Island. An enormous amount of precipitation (rain and melted snow) for a winter storm fell at some places. Woonsocket, Rhode Island checked in with 7.14 inches (20 inches of snow) from Dec. 11-13. Meanwhile, high winds and very high tides battered coastal sections. Boston, Massachusetts recorded frequent gusts over 60 mph with a peak gust of 78 mph. Major coastal flooding and damage occurred as tides were pushed 3 to 4 feet above normal.