Do You Remember the Snowpocalypse That Hit New England in 2013?
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I've heard a lot of people saying that we don't get snowstorms in New England like we used to. They remember storms where we would got two feet or more of snow, and it just doesn't happen like that anymore.
Well, it may seem that way, but it wasn't too many winters ago that a good chunk of Maine got walloped with significant snow, so much so that the U.S. Postal Service didn't even deliver mail that day.
It was 9 years ago on the evening of February 8, 2013 that a blizzard hit New England and lasted all night into the morning of the 9th, dumping as much as 33 inches of snow in parts of Maine. People were calling it the "snowpocalypse" because it shut down everything including the U.S. Postal Service, which wasn't able to deliver mail that day.
The storm worked its way up the coast hitting Connecticut where a woman in Hartford posted a timelapse video of her backyard as snow piled up overnight almost burying her backyard clock.
This was the view out my apartment window the evening of the storm and this was only after about 4 hours of snowfall.
By morning, 30 inches of snow had fallen in Portland and the wind created huge snowdrifts blocking our patio door with about a foot and a half of snow.
The snowfall totals across the state were impressive with Gorham getting a massive 34 inches of snow while inland areas like the Oxford Hills saw less than a foot. This was one heck of a coastal storm.
Sure, we haven't seen many numbers like this since then, but we're due. Will we get through this winter without a big blast like this? I don't know about you, but I hope so. I think my back still hurts nine years later after shoveling out.