With thunderstorms from the south feeding an Arctic snow shield blowing in from Canada, the Nor’easter dubbed Nemo blasted the northeast Friday and Saturday. By Sunday only a thin veil of clouds remained and NASA’s Terra satellite captured the above natural-colored image of the blanketing snow.
Snowfall totals topped 40 inches in Hamden, Conn. and in Portland, Maine, where 31.9 inches fell, it broke the record set in Jan. 17-18, 1979, of 27.1 inches. Wind gusts from the storm reached hurricane strength along the coast of Massachusetts, blowing at times up to 83 miles (134 kilometers) per hour.
IMAGE: The snow from the Nor’easter Nemo covers the northeast on Feb. 10, 2013. (Photo taken by NASA’s Terra satellite)