Nor’easter Pummels New England with Heavy Snow, Strong Winds

Nor’easter Pummels New England with Heavy Snow, Strong Winds

Disaster Alert
December 7, 2020

Source: The Weather Channel

NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Disaster.

At a Glance

  • A strong nor’easter hit New England during the first weekend of December.
  • Parts of four states saw at least 6 inches of snow.
  • More than 200,000 homes and businesses lost power in New England.

An early-season nor’easter, named Winter Storm Eartha by The Weather Channel, brought heavy snow and strong winds to New England during the first weekend of December.

This winter storm developed when two disturbances combined in the East, triggering the formation of a low-pressure system off the East Coast. That low became a “bomb cyclone” as it tracked from near North Carolina to near the coast of Maine Dec. 4-5, 2020. That means it had a pressure drop of 24 mb or more in 24 hours or less.

Parts of four states picked up at least 6 inches of snowfall from this storm, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

The storm’s heavy, wet snow and strong winds knocked out power to more than 215,000 homes and businesses in Maine by early Dec. 6, according to poweroutage.us. Nearly 60,000 lost power in neighboring New Hampshire.

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