Nor'easter Blankets New England in Heavy Snow
UPDATED 5:30 AM EST, February 16, 2014
UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Andrew Rosenthal
Even as the snow winds down in southern New England, residents of Maine still can`t seem to catch a break from Mother Nature. Heavy snow and high winds will not only result in blizzard-like conditions across parts of Massachusetts, but some residents southeast of Interstate 95 will be digging out of more than a foot of new snow.
A coastal storm is making its way along the New England coast, heading toward the Canadian Maritimes. However, before it turns away from the U.S., it is sending a blanket of heavy snow into southern and eastern Maine.
Accumulations could exceed a foot from the Interstate 95 corridor to the Canadian border, including Eastport and Calais. This will be thanks to snow falling at rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour. As if the snow weren`t enough, add in howling gusts climbing between 60 and 70 mph, and blizzard and whiteout conditions will be common. Not to be outdone, the tandem of heavy, wet snow and high winds will also lead to sporadic power outages.
Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories across eastern Maine, including Augusta, Bangor, Eastport and Caribou.
The storm produced heavy snow across eastern Massachusetts on Saturday. Manomet received 11 inches of snow, while Plymouth totaled 10 inches of the white stuff. Acushnet saw 10 inches, while Sandwich was at 11 inches.
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