The third nor'easter in 10 days is expected to blast parts of the Northeast with snow, ice and heavy winds overnight Monday - threatening a fresh round of power outages and treacherous travel conditions.
It brought a bag of severe weather from torrential rain, damaging winds, tornadoes, hail, storm surge along the coast, and even snow in the panhandle. Far eastern and southeastern CT could see gusts up to 40 miles per hour.
Power failures were his main concern, Mr. Baker said.
In far northern ME, the storm is expected to dump between 8 and 14 inches of snow between Tuesday evening and early Thursday morning.
The National Weather Service confirmed as much with Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories in effect from late Monday through early Wednesday for the east coast. If it batters areas previously flooded by Winter Storms Quinn and Riley, the damage will probably be worse. "They could deposit a quick one half to 1 inch of snow, making stretches of pavement suddenly very slippery as temperatures briefly fall to near freezing in the squalls". The Portland International Jetport has had 75.5 inches (1.9 meters) of snow, far above the normal for the date of 51.8 inches (1.3 meters). "I know folks are tired with power outages but hang in there with us", the governor said.
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Martha's Vineyard Shipyard shared a video of the powerful winds just before noon on Tuesday.
You would think hardy New Englanders know how to push the snow off the top of their cars, but one look at highway drivers the day after a storm tells us different.
Most areas in the High Country are expected to see between 3-6 inches of snow today and an additional inch tonight as another front moves through this evening and brings some more snow showers. Winter Storm Skylar will cap off the 11-day nor'easter trifecta when it swipes New England on Tuesday.
"It feels like we haven't seen this type of storm since 2015", Mayor Marty Walsh said Monday.
"The snow is beginning to overspread the area and pick up in intensity", it said in a Twitter message."Conditions will continue to deteriorate through the early morning". The Massachusetts State Police posted a handful of photos of tractor-trailers that jackknifed on snowy roadways, blocking traffic.More news: Essential Phone Gets Android Oreo After All
Boston, including parts of Rhode Island, is expected to receive between 12 to 18 inches, according to Weather.com, with localised amounts of up to 22 inches, the NWS said in its warning.
"At least several inches are expected from upstate NY through New England, with as much as a foot or more in the higher terrain, in southeastern MA, and through much of Maine".
Dozens of Long Island schools were closed Tuesday.
Hayden Frank, National Weather Service spokesman, said to also expect strong winds. Bangor got 82.6 inches of snow from November 2016 through April 2017, but so far this winter has gotten 87 inches.
The storm will stretch into parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York state and most of New England. Gov. Gina Raimondo urged residents to stay off the roads and let the plows and work crews do their jobs.
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The first caused major coastal flooding in MA while the second caused particularly severe power outages, knocking out service for hundreds of thousands of New England customers last week, when heavy, cement-like snow coated tree limbs and power lines. In addition, Weather.com is stressing that the seas will be deadly during the storm.