Saturday, February 9, 2013

Blizzard Nemo

Feb 2013 New England Storm
The name refers not to the Clownfish, but the very tough Captain Nemo, who fought storms in Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. It's interesting that the National Weather Service disavows any naming schemes for winter storms, which is primarily promoted by the media. But Nemo brings back memories of Snowmageddon - referred to as the 2010 North American blizzard by the NWS - which pounded the Mid-Atlantic just three years ago. Those memories are still fresh so we in the Mid-Atlantic states deeply sympathize with New Englanders currently dealing with Nemo.

(Left) Satellite image of the February 2013 Nor'easter - image by GOES, NASA

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