Nor'easter could bring 2 feet of snow, flooding to region

Elias Hubbard
March 14, 2018

The system will also bring rains through parts of the mid-Atlantic through Monday.

"Localized amounts up to 25 inches [are] expected near the Baxter State Park region", the weather service wrote in a warning issued Monday afternoon.

The most snow Bangor has gotten over the course of one day so far this winter is 18.3 inches on January 4.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for 2-4 inches of snow Monday evening and Tuesday morning. Southern Maine is expected to get snow from late Monday night through early Wednesday.

The storm is expected to hit about midnight and last through most of the day Tuesday, with snow accumulating at a rate of 2 inches per hour at times in some areas.

"As soon as the snow stops and the wind stops blowing, we will be pushing the utilities to give people a sense of when the power will come back on", Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker told reporters on Tuesday."They will move quickly and aggressively to deal with this once the snow stops". An "Extremely Reduced" Schedule is created to provide transportation to those who must travel, while ensuring crews can safely clear rapidly falling snow.

Eastern parts of Suffolk County are expected to see some of the storm's worst.

The blizzard warning means sustained winds of greater than 35 miles per hour (56 kph), along with visibility of less than a quarter mile for prolonged periods, according to the weather service. Newport's high is expected at 34, according to the Weather Service.

As with last week's storm, the biggest factor Tuesday will be the precipitation, according to Nouhan.

"We're actually just starting and getting lineups ready, it's snowing, we haven't had our first match yet", said senior Tim Geiger.

A nor'easter that could bring blizzard conditions and almost 2 feet of snow to some areas of New England has started to intensify. In fact, it looks like the storm could impact our region through the day on Tuesday.

Gov. Charlie Baker of MA said officials were not calling out the National Guard as it had in the earlier storms because the tides would be low and any flooding was likely to be minor. "They didn't know where else to go", Gehl said.

Almost 50 million people are under a winter weather advisory or warning from the Tennessee Valley into New England including New York City, Boston, and Portland, Maine. Little or no snow accumulation is now forecast for Philadelphia and Washington.

"This storm won't be as widespread as before", said Marc Chenard, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland.

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