Northeast digging out from latest blast of winter weather
- Author: Larry Hoffman Feb 14, 2017,
Feb 14, 2017, 16:01
Most flights between Buffalo and Boston are canceled this morning.
More than a dozen flights from Nashville are cancelled or delayed as residents of Connecticut, Boston, New Hampshire and Portland, Maine brace for as much as 24 inches of snow. New Hampshire shut its statehouse and court system; Boston closed its public schools.
The new snow came on the heels of a storm last week that dumped 19 inches on parts of Maine. "So, starting at 8 o'clock tonight people will be parking on the even side of the street". "The way that the storm played out yesterday, it really didn't provide us with an opportunity to do anything other than plow".
Travelers whose flights were canceled the day before had to haul their luggage to the terminal by foot due to severe congestion on the Grand Central Parkway on Friday.
Substantially less snow fell further south, though wind gusts threatened trees and power lines. Governor Charlie Baker pushed back the start of the workday for state workers to 11 a.m. ".It looks like MA will have a nice break in precipitation all day Tuesday and not expect any precipitation until possibly Wednesday". It was the worst damage reported in northern ME due to the blizzard so far. The timing of that phasing will be critical because it will guide the location of something we call an inverted trough.
The last portion of the storm Monday morning will bring heavier bands of snow to eastern and southeastern New Hampshire, while the rest of the state sees the snow taper during the morning.
The weather service reported 14.5 inches of snow in Yarmouth at 6 a.m.
"Forecasters say this will be the biggest snowstorm we've seen so far this winter, and it's dumping plenty of fresh powder out there", said the Bangor Daily News.
Officials are warning Mainers to stay home and off the roads today as a powerful winter storm packing strong winds and heavy bands of snow pummels the state. "There will be blowing and drifting of the snow as well". The heavier snow and gusty winds could cause power outages and some splash over at the seacoast. A high-wind warning was in effect until 7 p.m. local time for the areas surrounding Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, with gusts of more than 58 miles per hour possible.