Nemo has taken the U.S. Northeast by storm, with New England getting the brunt of the winter weather.
When will the snow stop? How many inches are we going to get? Is my flight canceled? Will the power go out in my house? These are just some of the questions concerned residents in states such as Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, and New York are asking regarding Nemo.
As of Friday at 9 p.m. EST, the New York area had been pelted with a wintry mix of rain, snow, and ice.
Twitter users can access live updates about the storm by following #nemo on the microblogging site.
The Weather Channel (@TWCBreaking) tweeted around 8 p.m.: “Spotters report 12.5" of snow in Montville in southeast Connecticut - the highest total we've seen so far from #Nemo. #ctwx.”
Earlier, it posted: “Weather is so turbulent that NWS New York reports their 7pm weather balloon was lost and did not report any data after being released. #nemo”
TWC’s hurricane expert Greg Postel tweeted: “Absolutely nasty snow bands rotating onshore in southern New England. Gusts over 50 mph with 3+ in per hour. #Nemo #Blizzard.”
At 7:34, TWC’s Chrissy Warrilow said: “8.5" of snow fell over the past 4 hours in West Glocester, Rhode Island.”
And at 7:16 she posted: “59 mph wind gusts were recorded in Nantucket and Independence, Massachusetts.”
One user shared a composite photograph measuring how much snow had fallen in Massachusetts in about two hours:
Some tweets were not so serious, though.
One person joked how the family was watching “Finding Nemo,” a film about a fish named Nemo who proves to his dad that his disability doesn’t hold him back.
Another tweeter wrote: “Just talked to my family in NH, they are hanging out watching 'Finding Nemo,' while waiting out winter storm Nemo.”
Ellen DeGeneres, the comedian who voiced the character Dory in “Finding Nemo” also tweeted on Friday: “I hope everyone stays safe on the East Coast during the blizzard. In other news, #Nemo is trending! That movie really is a classic.”
Michelle Kantor wrote: “[T]onight's #nemo menu: turkey meatloaf, roasted sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli, and oatmeal banana chocolate chip cookies. take that, snow!”
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