Thursday, 7 February 2013

Winter Storm Nemo: Why We Named It

he Winter Storm Team has named the upcoming winter storm NEMO based on the following potential impacts.

Meaning of Nemo: A Greek boy’s name meaning "from the valley," means "nobody" in Latin.
Time Frame-

Thursday through early Saturday

Upper Midwest through northern Great Lakes Thursday to New England Friday through early Saturday.

Swath of moderate snowfall from Upper Midwest through northern Great Lakes with as much as 6 to 8 inches in parts of Lower Michigan.

Major winter snow storm now likely for the Northeast Friday through Saturday morning.  Snowfall totals will range from 8 to 16 inches across Upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania beginning Thursday night.  To the east 1 to 2 feet (locally greater amounts is likely across New England.  Strong winds will combine with the snowfall especially Friday night to create blizzard conditions across parts of coastal New England in particular.  The heaviest snowfall will likely be somewhat inland from the coast in an area roughly bounded by Hartford, Conn. through Portland, Maine where 1 to 2 feet of snowfall is expected. Wind gusts above HURRICANE force possible over parts of Cape Cod/Island. There would be widespread power outages with winds of this force.
Other Information-

Tides will be near the highest of the month due to a new moon on Sunday, there is potential for minor flooding along the Mid-Atlantic Coast and moderate to locally major flooding along parts of the New England Coast.

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