Two storms are merging to bring a major blizzard to New England with the worst conditions Friday night into Saturday. There are already airline and rail delays. Roads may become impassable in many areas.
The storm will do more than end a recent snow drought in part of New England. Thelist is long on storm characteristics and impacts. Some areas will be hit with an all-out blizzard and buried under a couple of feet of snow and massive drifts.
The worst of the storm will hit the Boston area late Friday and Friday night and will wind down Saturday morning. However, lingering effects from blowing and drifting snow, blocked roadsand other travel problems are likely to linger into much of the weekend.
Winter Storm Nemo: Historic Blizzard Arrives Tonight
The heaviest snow totals by early Sunday morning are expected in New England from coastal Maine to Connecticut, as well as parts of Upstate New York, where one to two feet of snow is expected! Some locations, particularly in coastal New England, may approach, or even exceed three feet storm total snow! The following cities are most likely to see at least one foot of snow:
Winds Near Hurricane Force
The latest winter storm update for the nor’easter barreling toward Boston shows 18 to 24 inches of snow, with some spots getting more. Winds could hit 65 m.p.h. with a storm surge of five feet.
Blizzard and coastal-flood warnings have been posted from New York City to Rockland, Maine – a wide ground zero for the merger of two powerful winter storms that forecasters say could yield a single storm of historic proportions.
Thousands of flights canceled
Airlines have already canceled more than 2,700 Friday flights as they get ready for a storm that threatens to dump up to 3 feet of snow from New York City to Boston.
BANK OF AMERICA Urges Run On ATMs
In what may be the first full digital storm panic, federal, state and business officials worried about the snow headed for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast have taken to Twitter warn that a potential disaster is coming.
Bank of America led the frenzy. “Winter Storm #Nemo may bring 2 feet of #snow to New England late Fri & Sat. Prepare now – make sure you have plenty of cash on hand.”
Long Gas Lines…
PARAMUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Haven’t we gone through this already?
With a blizzard heading for the Tri-State Area, the scene at gas stations Thursday night brought back memories of Superstorm Sandy.
Reporter Glenn Schuck of 1010 WINS spoke with drivers lined up 20 cars deep at a BP station in Paramus.
THE BIG ONE?
The strongest winds and heaviest snow will occur Friday evening into Saturday morning, the National Weather Service said.
“We could very well end up using that term again — superstorm. This is sort of a winter version of a superstorm,” CBS 2?s Lonnie Quinn, with his jacket off and sleeves rolled up, said Thursday evening.
Another big concern is flooding along the coast, especially for residents still cleaning up from Superstorm Sandy. A coastal flood watch will also be in effect Friday night through Saturday morning.