Traveling Nightmare As Blizzard ‘Nemo’ Targets Northeast

Traveling nightmare as ‘Nemo’ targets Northeast (USA Today, Feb 8, 2013):

Tens of millions of people face travel nightmares,widespread power outages and potentially record snowfall from the fierce blizzard on track to batter the Northeast this weekend.

New England and New York are forecast to take the hardest hit, but others around the country could feel the ripple effect from canceled flights out of New York and other airports along the Eastern Seaboard.

As of Friday morning, more than 3,000 flights have been canceled.

As part of its new process of naming storms, the Weather Channel has dubbed the blizzard “Nemo.”

Light snow was being reported this morning in Central Park and at all three New York airports, according to the weather service. No snow was being reported yet in Boston, but some was falling in southern New Hampshire.

The New York City metro area, home to three airports and 20 million residents in four states, is expected to see heavy snow. As much as 12 inches is possible in the metro area, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

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