The third powerful nor'easter in two weeks slammed the Northeast on Tuesday, bringing blizzard conditions and 2 feet of snow to some communities and knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses. The rest of New England was under a winter storm warning, and a winter weather advisory blanketed most of NY and parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and North Carolina. The National Weather Service said the storm easily met blizzard criteria (35 mph winds for more than three hours) in Boston, Falmouth, Hyannis, Plymouth and Martha's Vineyard.
A tree fell on a house on Morse Street in Foxboro, Mass., on Tue., March 13, 2018. The first in early March struck New England with incredible wind gusts up to 97 miles per hour and knocked out power to 2 million homes and businesses.
The National Weather Service says Derry, New Hampshire, got 25 inches.
About 1,550 flights were canceled Tuesday, a lot of them scheduled to come to or from Boston Logan International Airport, according to FlightAware. The city said Boston Public Schools, libraries and other city services would be closed on Tuesday.
More than 35,000 residents from Kentucky to North Carolina and up through ME were without power on Tuesday morning. "This is the third storm in a row", the governor said.
Although New York City didn't record any measurable snowfall, the eastern end of Long Island saw as much as 18 inches in some parts. "We've had storms in '16 and '17 and a couple this year, but it seems like this one is gonna be a big one".
ME also braced for a hard hit.
In Kent County, Coventry experienced the largest amount of snow at 15 inches.
The National Weather Service said parts of MA could get up to 18 inches of snow and issued a coastal flood warning.
By late Wednesday, a total of between 14 and 20 inches of snow is expected to fall in eastern and northern ME, including the Bangor area, with the far northern part of the state projected to get between 8 and 15 inches, the National Weather Service indicated Tuesday afternoon. State law requires at least 180 classroom days.
Rhode Island and parts of New Hampshire were expecting up to 18 inches.
By Wednesday morning, lingering light snow will continue for most of northern NY and into New England.
In Connecticut, the top snowfall goes to Norwich, where more than 20 inches of snow have fallen so far.
Meteorologists confirmed blizzards in Newport, Rhode Island, Boston and other parts of MA.