Snowmageddon Hits Northeast … Nemo Dumps Near Record Snow Amounts in Boston … More Than 3 Ft of Snow in CT … 650,000 Without Power .. Record Snowfall in Portland, ME … Sea Walls Threatened in NH

 

Yesterday Nemo blasted New York and New Jersey, overnight it set its force upon the Northeast.

NEMOGEDDON The massive snow storm with hurricane-force wind gusts and blizzard conditions has hit the Northeast overnight. Nemo has left more than 650,000 homes and businesses without power and has made many roads  impassable as New Englanders are waking up to two and three feet of snow and snow drifts up to six or even feet. Coastal areas are also dealing with potential flooding. There are travel bans in Connecticut Rhode Island and Boston, Massachusetts. Travel bans have also been called for on Long Island, NY.  Thousands of flights have been canceled between Logan International in Boston, MA, Bradley International in Hartford, CT, JFK International and LaGuardia in NY and Newark International in NJ. Some have wondered whether this storm could top Boston’s all-time single-storm snowfall record of 27.6 inches, set in 2003. I remember that one very well.

More than 38 inches of snow fell in Milford in central Connecticut, and an 82-mph wind gust was recorded in nearby Westport. Areas of southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire notched at least 2 feet – with more falling. Airlines scratched more than 5,300 flights through Saturday, and the three major airports serving New York City as well as Boston’s Logan Airport closed.

Flooding was also a concern along the coast, and the possibility led to the evacuation of two neighborhoods in Quincy, Mass., said Fire Deputy Gary Smith. But it did not appear to create major problems in New York and New Jersey, states hit hardest during last October’s Superstorm Sandy.

 

Near record snow falls hit Boston, MA and it’s still snowing.

 As of 7 a.m., Boston’s official snow total was 21.8”. This would rank as the 6th highest snowstorm in Boston’s recorded history (well over 100 years). With an additional 3-6” possible Saturday morning we could very easily approach the all-time snowfall record of 27.5” set back in the President’s Day storm of 2003.

Boston.com

 

UPDATE I: 5 deaths blamed on powerful snow storm that drops 2 feet of snow in Northeast

A 74-year-old man in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., died after he was struck by a car on a snowy street. The driver, 18, said she lost control of the car due to the snow. One pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed Friday night in Prospect, Conn., state police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said. In southern Ontario, an 80-year-old woman collapsed while shoveling her driveway and two men were killed in car crashes.

UPDATE II: MAINE: Record snow fall for Portland, METhanks to Winter storm Nemo and that record snow fall in Maine, As ‘Bert and I’ famously stated in their Downeast story telling …  “You can’t get they-ah from hee-ah.”

Portland recorded a record snowfall for a single storm as snow and wind continued to batter the city and most of southern and central Maine.

The National Weather Service in Gray reports the city had received 29.3 inches of snow at the jetport by 8 a.m. The previous record of 27.1 inches was recorded in Portland on Jan. 17 and 19, 1979.

Other snow totals as of 8 a.m. include: 28 inches in south Windham; 23.5 inches in Lewiston; 26.1 inches in Gorham; and 26 inches in Kennebunk, according to the weather service.

“Right now we’re seeing significant snowfall occurring along the coast from Augusta down through the Portland area. This will continue for a couple hours before it starts to weaken and move east,” Chris Legro of the National Weather Service in Gray said shortly after 6 a.m.

Legro said 24.7 inches of snow had fallen in Kennebunk by 6 a.m. Portand had 12.3 inches by 12:30 a.m. Portland is experiencing wind gusts of around 50 mph and visibility of less than a quarter-mile.

UPDATE III: NEW HAMPSHIRE - Nemo pounds the Granite state and the seas are pounding the NH shoreline. The state of NH at 10:15 a.m. today closed Route 1A (Ocean Boulevard) from the Hampton town line to the Rye town line. A state of emergency has been declared in NH.

#SeacoastNemo pic.twitter.com/XSsE9j8E

The waves are crashing over the sea walls in Rye, NH. Thus the reason why Rt. 1A has been closed to all traffic, except emergency vehicles.

Photo credit @ebb513 pic.twitter.com/NraLoFD4

Downtown Portsmouth, NH looks quite different this morning than a usual Saturday morning.

UPDATE IV: CONNECTICUT - The state of Connecticut has been basically paralyzed by winter storm Nemo. Parts of the state have been fit with 2 feet of snow, others areas up to 3 feet. There have been two Storm-Related deaths reported; roads are closed across Connecticut as snowfall totals near 3 feet in some towns.

Connecticut residents woke to a world of white on Saturday after a blizzard dumped up to 3 feet of snow across southern New England, burying abandoned cars, stranding travelers and leaving roads impassable. Two storm-related deaths have been reported.

An 88-year-old woman who was using a snowblower in Prospect was struck by a car that didn’t stop, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said during an 11 a.m. press briefing.

And in Danbury, a 73-year-old man died Saturday morning after being found in his driveway, police said.

The governor said the travel ban he put in place at 5 a.m. will continue until further notice.

Hartford, CT has been completely shut down following Nemo. There has been a vehicle ban on all cars except for emergency vehicles.

UPDATE V:  U.S. Postal Service suspends mail delivery in New England due to blizzard … Post offices in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island will remain closed Saturday.



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    3 Responses to “Snowmageddon Hits Northeast … Nemo Dumps Near Record Snow Amounts in Boston … More Than 3 Ft of Snow in CT … 650,000 Without Power .. Record Snowfall in Portland, ME … Sea Walls Threatened in NH”

    1. Tamikosmom on February 9th, 2013 3:13 pm

      Massachusetts evacuates parts of state after deadly storm drops more than 2 feet of snow on Northeast
      Published February 09, 2013

      A howling storm across the Northeast left the New York-to-Boston corridor shrouded in 1 to 3 feet of snow Saturday, stranding motorists on highways overnight and piling up drifts so high that some homeowners couldn’t get their doors open. More than 650,000 homes and businesses were left without electricity.

      Due to rising tides in Massachusetts, authorities are enforcing mandatory evacuations in the area of Salisbury Beach Saturday morning.

      Authorities are going door-to-door asking residents of that area to evacuate. Massachusetts State Police are assisting the National Guard in the evacuations.

      At least seven deaths were blamed on the storm, including three in Canada.

      http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2013/02/09/snowstorm-slams-boston-new-york-city-as-residents-are-urged-to-stay-off-roads/

    2. Tamikosmom on February 9th, 2013 6:39 pm

      New England begins the big dig-out after epic snow
      February 9, 2013

      PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — New Englanders began the back-breaking job of digging out from as much as 3 feet of snow Saturday and emergency crews used snowmobiles to reach shivering motorists stranded overnight on New York’s Long Island after a howling storm swept through the Northeast.

      About 650,000 homes and businesses were left without electricity, and some could be cold and dark for days. Roads across the New York-to-Boston corridor of roughly 25 million people were impassable. Cars were entombed by drifts. Some people found the wet, heavy snow packed so high against their homes they couldn’t get their doors open.

      http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article/Northeast-begins-digging-out-after-snowstorm-4264910.php

    3. Tamikosmom on February 9th, 2013 10:59 pm

      Two die in carbon monoxide poisoning incidents in Boston; police urge caution when digging cars out of snow
      02/09/2013 8:43 PM

      Boston police have issued a safety alert, warning residents about the need to shovel snow away from a car’s exhaust pipe before starting a car after three incidents that left two people dead and two young children injured as residents dug out from the Blizzard of 2013.

      A 14-year-old boy suffered fatal carbon monoxide poisoning on Nazing Street this morning when he went inside a running car to keep warm while his father shoveled, police spokesman Cheryl Fiandaca said.

      In the second incident, on Woolson Street in Mattapan this afternoon, a man was found dead inside a car with a tailpipe that investigators believe was blocked by snow, allowing buildup of the deadly gas, she said.

      In the third incident, a brother and sister, ­ages 4 and 7, were found unconscious shortly before 5 p.m. inside a car at 156 Porter St. in East Boston, where they were trying to keep warm. They were rushed to a hospital and treated for carbon monoxide poisoning. Police said the children are expected to survive.

      http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2013/02/09/boston-boy-dies-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-after-shoveling-out-from-blizzard/jTgqG3MSPPRMy7CrIB7fbM/story.html

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