Blizzard 2013: Snowstorm ‘Nemo’ hits Northeast US, causes power outage, flights canceled (Tracking Map)By Angel Cuala on Feb 9, 2013 in Science, United States, Weather •
Updated: February 10, 2013 4:10 p.m.
A huge snowstorm named Nemo hits the Northeast part of the United States this Friday, February 8, 2013. This strong blizzard has caused power outages in various areas affecting thousands of residents and hundreds of canceled flights in some local airports. Snowstorm Nemo‘s tracking map is available below.
As noted at CNN on Friday night, snowstorm Nemo has been hitting some parts of of New York since Friday morning and was expected to continue pounding Rhode Island, eastern Massachusetts, and Maine until Saturday night. The snow was dropping at a staggering thickness.rate of 4 to 5 inches per hour.
According to the latest update from Huffington Post, Rhode Island has 12 to 18 inches of snow; Long Island has over 2 to 3 feet, with tons of stranded vehicles on the Long Island Expressway from Friday night until Saturday morning. Some parts of Connecticut have 26 inches of snow.
The New York Times reported this Saturday that five US states, including New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, have already declared state of emergency. More than 600,000 residents and businesses have been affected by the the widespread power outage, mostly in New England.
Based on the record at FlightAware.com, more than 4,700 flights have been canceled, including 1,672 flights this Saturday. United Airlines canceled 212 flights, followed by Jetblue (205), Delta Airways (139), Southwest Airlines (133), American Airlines (132), along with many other airline companies.
Based on the earlier prediction by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)‘s National Weather Station (NWS) meteorologist Alan Dunham, snowstorm Nemo is going to be a dangerous winter storm. In addition, another blizzard is being forecast to hit the North-Central part of US later this weekend.
Snowstorm Nemo tracking map
Credit: NOAA/USA Today
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