February 8, 2013. About four thousand international and domestic flights canceled on Friday due to bad weather in the Northeast United States, reports the Associated Press.
On the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Illinois, on Thursday hit a cold cyclone, accompanied by heavy snowfalls. Major U.S. airlines, including United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Jet Blue, Southwest announced on the eve of the abolition of more two thousand flights, including international. On Friday because of bad weather canceled thousands of flights still 3.94.
According to the agency, the airline announced to passengers that they are ready to renew bought tickets for the other days at no additional charge.
Residents of the states that were in the midst of the snow storm, named "Nemo", purchasing food and preparing for a possible blackouts. As expected "Nemo" will enter the top ten most powerful snowstorms in the history of New York. City officials have canceled classes in schools and called on residents not to leave home unless absolutely necessary.
In the United States due to a snow storm canceled hundreds of flights
February 8, 2013. Hundreds of flights canceled in the U.S. because of the looming to the north-east of the country snowstorm. Disrupted a number of major airports. May fall about 60 cm of snow, meteorologists warned.
Snow Nemo system threatens the northeast U.S.
February 8, 2013. All of the north-eastern states of the U.S. is preparing to strike with a snow system called Nemo. It is expected that this part of U.S. fall more than 6 meters of snow and wind speed during this exceeds 96 km / h This can result in zero visibility on the roads and complete paralysis of life in both small and large cities in the north-east. High likelihood of extensive flooding of coastal areas of Massachusetts and Surges of up to 1.2 meters.
Forecasters compare this atmospheric phenomenon with a violent storm in 1978 and did not rule out a repeat scenario. Over the north-east United States must meet two fairly strong storm system, and then in the atmosphere will be great pressure gradient, which means that wind speed and gusts more 118 km / h
The first system is temporarily located in the south-eastern United States. In the last day she was "thrown" on the ground about 25-51 mm of rainfall, constantly fueled by humid air masses from the Gulf of Mexico. The second storm hovered over Illinois and Indiana, and carries with it a very cold air that could turn heavy precipitation from the first storm in tons of snow and strong lower the temperature in the north-east, where the collision occurs. For an hour in the disaster area may fall from 76 to 101 mm of snow.
As the threat of supermeteli more than real, residents of the north-east advised to forget about the long trips, preparing to turn off electricity and water supplies to cook and drink and other essentials.
In 1978, similar weather conditions have led to dire consequences. The losses from the storm amounted to $ 1.85 billion then killed about 100 Americans, the northeast coast was paralyzed, thousands of buildings were affected. Then fell more 762 mm of snow. In many ways, the victims could have been avoided if the system meteoslezheniya and warning would have been more perfect. Forecasters saw the impending storm two days before the X hours, but the population is mostly ignored their prognosis.
An incredible snowstorm in the U.S.
February 8, 2013. Snowstorm of historic proportions, according to the weather forecast, should occur in the north-eastern United States, expected to be about sixty centimeters of snow on the area from New York to Boston.
From Pennsylvania to Maine, the people rushed to stock up on food, shovels and all the things that are lacking in this weather. A utility crews prepared salt and sand, the amount of which is greater than about twice the volume of the previous year.
Educational institutions are not closed at this time in Boston, Providence, Rhode Island, Hartford, staff Connecticut and other New England cities, and airlines canceled more than 2,600 flights on Saturday.
Forecasters believe that this case can get into the Guinness Book of Records.
"It happens very rarely. And it really is a very dangerous winter storm"Said Alan Dunham, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. "I advise everyone to get where you need a Friday and did not go anywhere," he added.
Ski resorts welcome change in the weather
According to meteorologists, the maximum amount of snow should fall in the night from Friday to Saturday. Wind gusts could reach 105 kilometers per hour. Interruptions in the supply of electricity and flooding are possible in coastal areas, which are still summarize supershtorma Sandy, which took place in October.