Third nor'easter declared a blizzard in Maine

The second scenario as predicted by the Euro model will see the storm head away from the coast after hitting the Carolinas in the south

The third nor'easter to hit parts of the US northeast in two weeks was expected to start late on Monday and Amtrak said it would suspend service on Tuesday between Boston and NY, as the storm could bring high winds, a foot or more of snow and power outages. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a blizzard warning for much of the MA coast, a winter storm warning for most of New England and a winter weather advisory for portions of New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement through 8 p.m. today as snow showers could create slippery road conditions and reduce visibility.

More than a foot of snow is expected in parts of CT, where Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging people to "take it slow and remember their winter weather driving skills".

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday morning that southeastern areas of the state including Cape Cod are the hardest hit.

"Expect mainly dry and cooler than normal weather into the weekend and early next week". Meanwhile, the storm has been disrupting road and air travel. NWS reports that southern ME remains under a blizzard warning until early Wednesday morning as the heaviest snow will continue to fall through Tuesday evening with 1 to 3 inches per hour possible.

Maine, Rhode Island and CT are also dealing with outages in the storm's wake.

Amtrak suspended service from Boston to New York's Penn Station Tuesday due to inclement weather.

The weather service posted blizzard warnings for parts of Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire.

Many school districts across New England will be closed for a second day Wednesday as the region begins to dig out.

"We're not out of winter yet, that's for sure", Paul Knight, of Portland, said as snow accumulated on his eyebrows during a stroll. "Six more weeks of winter, and probably then some". Boston finds itself in the bullseye of the third nor'easter in two weeks.

The National Weather Service has declared the latest winter storm to hit the Northeast a blizzard. The snow on Wednesday is predicted to be lighter, letting up in the early afternoon in Greater Portland and late afternoon in Greater Bangor, forecasters said.

In Boston on business, the 30-year-old London resident said he was sharing pictures and videos with friends back home who rarely see more than a few inches of snow as he waited for a taxi outside a hotel. "I didn't have to go through the last two nor'easters so this still feels like fun".

Another nor'easter is expected to arrive in ME late this morning, delivering a foot and a half of heavy snow - or more, in some places - and stiff winds over the course of Tuesday and Wednesday.

A nor'easter that could bring blizzard conditions and almost 2 feet of snow to some areas of New England has started to intensify.

Unlike recent storms, coastal flooding caused by high tides is not expected to be a major factor.



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