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Weather, Hazards, Emergency PreparednessFebruary 8, 2013: Winter Storm (Nor'easter) Nemo is approaching the U.S. Northeast.A collection of national and regional-scale layers related to weather, hazards, and emergency preparedness and response, mostly for the US.The February 2013 nor'easter is a powerful winter storm that developed from the combination of two powerful areas of low pressure, primarily affecting the Northeastern United States and parts of Canada, resulting in heavy snowfall, hurricane-force winds, thundersnow, and blizzard conditions.The first low-pressure system, originating from the Northern Plains of the United States, produced several inches of snow across the Great Lakes region of the U.S. and Ontario, Canada. The second low, originating across the U.S. state of Texas, produced heavy, flooding rainfall to much of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic parts of the country. As the two systems merged on February 8, an expansive and intense region of snowfall developed from New Jersey to Maine and inland to New York.Total snowfall in Boston, Massachusetts, reached 24.9 inches (630 mm), the fifth-highest total in the city.[ New York City picked up nearly 1 foot (0.30 m). The highest snowfall totals were in Connecticut, where the town of Hamden recorded 40 inches (1.0 m), the highest observed. Many surrounding cities picked up at least 1 foot (0.30 m). In addition to the significant snowfall totals, hurricane-force wind gusts were recorded, peaking at 83 mph (134 km/h) at Cuttyhunk, Massachusetts. Boston experienced a storm surge of 4.2 ft (1.3 m), its fourth-highest. The storm continued on to affect Atlantic Canada after hitting the Northeastern United States.Watches and warnings were issued in preparation for the storm, and state governors declared states of emergency in all states in New England and in New York. Flights at many major airports across the region were cancelled, and travel bans were put into place on February 8 in several states. Hundreds ended up stranded on Long Island late on February 8 due to the rapidly accumulating snowfall. A combination of strong winds and heavy, wet snow left 700,000 customers without power at the height of the storm. At least fifteen deaths were attributed to the storm.Content rating: Everyone