Winter Storm Nemo is winding down, but it definitely left its mark on the Northeast and New England states. The Weather Channel covered the storm extensively, with more than 100 meteorologists tracking Nemo. On Feb. 9, TWC is still on the air 24/7 to report on snowfall totals, massive power outages, and the latest travel problems. As these photos indicate, people will be digging out for days to come.
Winter Storm Nemo Snowfall Totals
Winter Storm Nemo delivered a wallop of a punch. Portland saw a record snowfall of 29.3” as of 7 a.m. on Feb. 9 and snow is still falling at a steady rate. TWC meteorologists reported on drifts up to 7’ high, as well as hurricane force winds up to 76 mph. Below are other snowfall totals from Winter Storm Nemo.
- Milford, Conn.: 38”
- New Haven, Conn.: 34.3”
- Worcester, Mass.: 28.5”
- Portland, Maine: 29.3”
- Boston, Mass.: 21.8”
- Concord, NH: 20.3”
- New York City: 11.4”
Winter Storm Nemo Power Outages
The combination of heavy snowfall, coupled with strong winds, caused widespread power outages across the Northeast and New England. At noon, more than 645,000 homes and businesses were in the dark. Here’s the latest power outage report, broken down by state, as reported by TWC on Feb. 9.
- Massachusetts: 412,425
- Rhode Island: 171,954
- Connecticut: 40,149
- Maine: 10,043
- New York: 9,959
- New Hampshire: 447
- New Jersey: 95
Winter Storm Nemo Travel Problems
On Feb. 8, TWC meteorologist Mike Seidel tweeted, “Stick a fork in the airports.” More than 3,000 flights were canceled due to Winter Storm Nemo and it will take a long time to get back to normal. On Saturday, all three airports in New York City reopened, but Logan International Airport in Boston remains closed. The first runway is scheduled to open at 11 p.m. on Saturday night.
Boston Mayor Tom Menino is urging people in Boston to stay home while crews work to clear the roads. “We still have a lot of work to do,” he said during Saturday’s press conference. Reporter Eric Fisher is stationed in Boston and reported on Saturday that people are taking the advice. “There’s no traffic here except for the passing plows,” he stated on The Weather Channel.
On Long Island, people were trapped in their cars and many abandoned them entirely at the height of Nemo. Driving remains dangerous in Maine because 29.3” of snow has already fallen and it’s still snowing. The area could pick up an additional 3-5” on Saturday afternoon.
The Weather Channel has canceled all regular programming to continue to cover the aftereffects of Winter Storm Nemo. Jim Cantore reported on Friday that he’s scheduled to remain in Boston until Tuesday. After a long stretch of on-air reporting, he finally signed off late Saturday morning to get some well-deserved sleep.
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