Major Nor’easter Slams Northeast
The first nor’easter of the season hit the Northeast Saturday with major coastal flooding, near hurricane force wind gusts and accumulating snow, leaving tens of thousands in the dark.
The storm came in like a lion where communities along the Jersey shore were inundated with flooding at high tide Saturday morning.
Strong onshore wind led to widespread coastal flooding along the northeast shores with pockets of major coastal flooding from New Jersey to Connecticut.
Ocean water surrounded entire neighborhoods where some residents had to be rescued or assisted out of flood waters.
Please remove your vehicles from the Esplanade area in Brant Rock it is going to FLOOD. Vehicles could be towed if not removed.
— Marshfield Police Department (@Marshfield_PD) October 27, 2018
By midday Saturday, the storm surge came rushing into coastal Connecticut and Long Island that inundated parts of the coast with as much as four feet of water.
For Massachusetts, widespread tree damage occurred after strong winds pummeled the state—with a gusts over 70 mph measured along the outer Cape!
[245 PM] Here's a map of the latest peak wind gusts. Several places are gusting to 50 mph and higher along the coast. Highest wind speeds will shift north as we go into the late afternoon/evening 🌊 pic.twitter.com/jyBUFBqdL4
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) October 27, 2018
Further inland, it was a wintry mess.
Rowe, MA received 0.3 inches of snow before changing over to rain, while northern New England became slick with several inches of snow.
Temperature this afternoon in Lincoln, NH was 36° w/rain, but with a short drive up the Kancamagus Highway, it didn't take much elevation gain for conditions to rapidly deteriorate past the Lincoln Woods Trailhead. @NWSGray @WeatherNation @WMUR9 @NH1dotcom @weatherchannel #NHwx pic.twitter.com/lmjNROjiwP
— Gunnar Consol Wx (@GunnarConsolWx) October 27, 2018
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