Heavy Snow Winding Down Across Northern New England
UPDATED 11:30 AM EDT, October 30, 2011
UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Dustin Devine
The season`s first major Nor`easter is gripping Northern New England`s Coast this morning, bringing heavy, wet snow and gusty winds into eastern Maine. Meanwhile, sunny skies and warmer temperatures will aid residents in digging out from this historic storm.
Snow continues through eastern Maine this morning while the remainder of the Northeast is getting a chance to recover from Saturday`s blockbuster winter storm.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Bryan Karrick has the latest on the historic Nor`easter in this exclusive WeatherBug Wintry Outlook
More than two feet of fresh powder dumped on western and central Massachusetts with totals closing in on 24 inches in New Hampshire from this monster storm. As the low lifts north, moisture continues to stream inland through eastern Maine with 3 to 5 inches of additional accumulation likely. Coupled with wind gusts approaching 40 mph, whiteout conditions are possible along and east of Interstate 95 in Maine this morning.
Winter Storm Warnings
continue across southeastern Maine, including the towns of Machias, Eastport and Bar Harbor.
More than 2.7 million were left in the dark at the height of the storm this morning as the weight of the heavy snow snapped tree limbs and brought down power lines. Additional outages are likely in northern New England today.
The storm responsible for this early-autumn winter blast is best known as a Nor`easter.
A strong low pressure now located off the Massachusetts coast will continue to barrel north. The counterclockwise circulation will draw in Atlantic moisture where it will be squeezed out as heavy snow in the colder air across northern New England today. The storm will wind down by midday.
Cold air is blasting south behind the storm, ushering in the biggest chill of the season all the way into the Southeast where morning low temperatures were shivering near the freezing mark as far south as southern Mississippi with upper 20s in the Mid-Atlantic and Ohio Valley.
Sunny skies will allow the snow to begin melting in the Mid-Atlantic later today while morning frosty temperatures get replaced by afternoon highs in the 40s for the northern Mid-Atlantic with 50s and 60s from the southern Mid-Atlantic into the Deep South.
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