Nearly 1 million without power after nor’easter, third storm may hit next week
Scharfsinn86/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Nearly one million people are without power across the Northeast on Thursday afternoon as the region digs out from its second nor’easter in seven days.
Two to three feet of snow fell from New Jersey to New England as the major nor’easter swept across the Northeast on Wednesday and it is continuing to bring heavy snow to parts of northern New England.
But before the snow turns to slush a third nor’easter may hit by Monday.
At least one person died from the storm. The victim, an 88-year-old woman from Suffern, New York, died after being hit by a falling tree in her driveway, according to police in Suffern, which is about 30 miles northwest of Manhattan.
As of Thursday afternoon over 900,000 customers were without power in the Northeast.
The weather also had a big impact on travel: more than 3,200 flights were canceled because of this storm.
As snow continued to fall in northern New England, Woodford, Vermont, hit the 3 foot mark, picking up 36 inches of snow.
On Wednesday it was areas inland of the major cities that saw the heaviest snow. The cities themselves were mostly spared: Philadelphia saw about six inches, New York City say three to four inches and Boston saw 6.4 inches.
A possible third nor’easter could impact the hard-hit Northeast by Monday.
Two long-range forecast models, the European and American, are not in agreement about the storm’s path.
The European model shows a very weak system that heads straight out to sea, with no impacts at all to the Northeast.
However, the American model shows the storm moving much closer, potentially bringing another nor’easter near the coast.
It is still too early to determine which path the storm could take.
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