From: Roger Greenway, ENN
Published February 9, 2013 10:13 AM

Snowmegedan, or Nemo, Whatever you call it, it's a Monster

The Nor'easter that is pummeling the New England region, and to a somewhat lesser extent, the MidAtlantic region is a massive storm. Nor'easters are not that rare, but one this powerful IS rare. The snowfalls from it are likely setting records in many locations.

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The National Weather Service does not name winter storms, only Tropical Storms and Hurricanes. So why is every one calling this one Nemo? Look to the Weather Chanel which has started making up names for winter storms. Their idea is to increase awareness of powerful winter storms. It seems to be working!

Winter Storm Nemo continues to bring blizzard conditions to much of eastern New England this morning. Blizzard warnings are in effect from coastal Maine to southern New England, including Portland, Maine, Boston, Hartford, and Providence. All travel should be avoided!

The storm has dumped up to 38 inches of snow in Connecticut and up to two feet of snow in parts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. Portland, Maine has recorded their greatest snowstorm on record with more than 29 inches.

Heavy, wind-driven snow continues in eastern New England during the morning. Improving conditions are expected during the afternoon. Snow finally tapers off completely in Boston by Saturday late afternoon, and pulls off Downeast Maine after midnight Sunday morning. Snow ends in the morning around New York City.

Storm photo courtesy Weather.com

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