Haven't we all accused The Weather Channel and overzealous meteorologists of snow storm hype. But Nemo delivered as warned, with so much snow its being compared to the Boston blizzard of 1978. The dilemma is how to get to the mountains, since you have to shovel out your car and driveway first. Folks on the coast got pounded, Connecticut, Eastern Mass and Coastal Maine have over 30 inches of snow - enough to bury cars.
For ski resorts, the big snow from Nemo is at Woodbury and Mohawk ski resorts in Connecticut at almost three feet, and Yawgoo Valley in Rhode Island. Butternut and Wachusett got dumped on too with two feet of snow.
The smart skiers hit the road on Thursday night, knowing school would be cancelled Friday, to arrive in snow country before Nemo.
In New Hampshire, Gunstock, Ragged, and Pats Peak are reporting up to two feet of snow while the White Mountain region received over a foot of fluff at Loon, Waterville Valley, Attitash, Wildcat, Bretton Woods, Cannon, Black and Cranmore.
Vermont ski resorts got about a foot of snow from the fish called Nemo. Maine's Sunday River, Shawnee Peak and Mt Abram got over a foot of freshies, while Saddleback and Sugarloaf picked up about 8 inches, and still snowing. Trail counts will see a big bump from this dump.
Of course, Nemo Thunder Snow also brought high winds to the wintry mix. Watch out for lift holds as the blowy snow fish moves out. And remember when shoveling to bend the knees so you don't throw your back out...you will need that core strength for skiing in the predicted sunshine tomorrow.
Photo by Greg Burke