The snow has already started to fall in the Northeast from a storm that could be a potentially historic one for many areas. At the high end of the snow predictions, this snow storm could be the biggest one in New England in a century, and even the lowest predictions have it as a historically huge snow storm. Up to three feet of snow could fall from the Mid-Atlantic to New England, which is a welcome sign to many ski areas that, after a great December, struggled with a rather dry January. For travelers, the storm is more of a nuisance. Over 3,000 flights have already been cancelled and the entire Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority system, including all buses and commuter rails, will cease service starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy will declare a state of emergency for the state in order to be able to react to potential destruction from the storm.
As of Friday morning, ski areas throughout the East have already begun to see snow fall:
Bolton Valley: 7"
Camden Snow Bowl: 5"
Burke Mountain: 4"
Smugglers' Notch: 4"
Mt. Abram: 3"
Shawnee Peak: 3"
Sunday River: 2"
Mad River Glen: 2"
Our OpenSnow.com correspondent Brian Clark had a tough time predicting the path of the storm, but now the storm looks to intensify moving from Friday night into Saturday morning and ski areas in Southern Vermont and Massachusetts are sure to benefit from huge snow totals. The National Weather Service projects that the storm could drop anywhere from 10 to 21 inches on Killington Resort in Southern Vermont, but ski areas in Massachusetts like Wachusett Mountain, could end up with more than 30 inches of new snow by Saturday night:
As the storm progresses, keep updated with the increasing snow totals by visiting our snow report pages:
Nemo lived up to the hype and brought a ton of new snow to New England, here are the snow totals for Saturday morning:
Nashoba Valley, MA: 26"
Yawgoo Valley, RI: 24"
Mount Sunapee, NH: 20"
Gunstock, NH: 20"
Here is a short video recap of the new snow from Wachusett Mountain: