Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Storm Blasts Winter-Weary Northeast; Thousands Lose Power

Meteorologists report two potential scenarios based on two separate weather monitoring systems. The GFS model above predicts the storm will hug the East Coast shore giving cities a direct hit Storm Blasts Winter-Weary Northeast; Thousands Lose Power
Patty Aguilar | 14 March, 2018, 21:15

Foster, Rhode Island, got more than 25 inches (63 centimeters), while in Connecticut, Killingly had just over 20 inches (50 centimeters). In Maine, Acton recorded 26 inches of snow, and Sanford and Limington recorded 24 inches.

Amtrak has suspended service between Boston and New York City through Tuesday night but will restore the line to travelers on Wednesday.

Certain storms are classified as nor'easters because their strong winds typically are from the northeast, and they tend to occur most frequently and most violently between September and April along North America's East Coast, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The storm was expected to last through most of Tuesday, disrupting road and air travel.

More than a foot of snow is expected in parts of CT, where Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging people to "take it slow and remember their winter weather driving skills".

The flight-tracking site FlightAware reported more than 1,300 cancelled flights within, into or out of the US on Tuesday.

At one point, more than a quarter-million people were without power in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

"These showers and squalls will lead to rapidly changing driving conditions, with slippery roads, reduced visibility and gusty winds", the Weather Service said.

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Although the latest storm was not expected to bring as many power outages as a nor'easter last week because the snow is lighter and fluffier, more than 30,000 customers in MA lost power Tuesday morning.

CBS News weather producer David Parkinson says Boston could see about a foot of snow, with up to 18 inches along the southern coast of MA and in the Merrimack Valley.

"This storm won't be as widespread as before", said Marc Chenard, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland.

"We all say we're going to move, right".

A fierce storm has lashed the north-east in the United States, with widespread power outages amid the hurricane-force winds and heavy snow.

In New Hampshire, where as much as 14 inches of snow is forecast, the storm is wreaking havoc with the age-old town meeting tradition. "It'll hit New England the hardest".

New England likely will get a bit more snow today as the blizzard that just dumped more than 2 feet in some parts begins winding down. The Portland International Jetport has had 75.5 inches of snow, far above the normal for the date of 51.8 inches, with another 12 to 18 inches on the way, said James Brown, of the National Weather Service.

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