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Nemo Snow Totals Set Record Highs in Maine, New York, Over 650,000 Without Power in Northeast States [PHOTOS, VIDEO]

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Many are left without power and struggling to recuperate from powerful blizzard Nemo in the Northeast. The powerful storm has left record Nemo snow totals in many states.

According to the New York Post, while New York City suffered few power outages during the snowstorm, many people in Long Island are without power, especially Suffolk County.

 

"I think it's fair to say that we were very lucky," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Saturday morning, according to NBC News. "Looks like we dodged a bullet."

Long Island got the heaviest snow: 30.9 inches snow total fell on Upton and several towns topped two feet, according to the National Weather Service.

 

Wendy Lang of National Grid that said there are about 10,000 customers without power Saturday morning. Con Edison spokesman Mike Clendenin said that the city has just 317 customers out, 206 in Brooklyn.

All together, more than 650,000 people across the Northeast were without power Saturday morning, with most of the outages occurring in New England, according to Science World Report.

According to the National Weather Service, Portland, Maine had an all-time record snowstorm total of 29.3 inches as of 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Hartford, Conn. had the second heaviest snowstorm all-time record of 22.3 inches. Boston's Logan Airport had a Nemo snow total record of 21.8 inches.

Here are the Peak Snow Totals by State (via NWS):

 

  • Wisconsin: near Kenosha (9")
  • Illinois: Beach Park (7")
  • Michigan: near Muskegon (15")
  • New York: Upton (30.9")
  • Pennsylvania: Summit Hill (7")
  • New Jersey: River Vale (15")
  • Virginia: Haywood (5.1")
  • Connecticut: Milford (38")
  • Rhode Island: Smithfield (24")
  • Massachusetts: Worcester (28.5")
  • Vermont:  Springfield (16")
  • New Hampshire: Farmington (27")
  • Maine: Gorham (32.9")

Nemo was definitely a powerful storm. According to the Post, "Forecasters said wind gusts exceeding 75 mph could cause more widespread power outages and whip the snow into fearsome drifts." According to Science World Report, more than 5,300 flights through Saturday were still cancelled, and JFK and LaGuardia airports in New York are still closed, as well as Boston's Logan Airport. Newark Airport in New Jersey was scheduled to reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday after being closed overnight.

For New York residents severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy, they dodged the storm that threatened to bring surges and flood homes again.

"I think it's fair to say that we were very lucky," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Saturday morning, according to NBC News. "Looks like we dodged a bullet."

Bloomberg said that 2,200 pieces of equipment were already on the streets, salting and plowing. All the primary streets in the city had been plowed.

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