LIVE MAP: National Grid Power Outages
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Widespread outages could hit Central MA. Check the Live Map direct from NationalGrid here on GoLocal to find out which neighborhoods are without power.
Thanks to National Grid, the source of the tracking.
Related Slideshow: The 10 Worst Blizzards in Central MA History
#10 Blizzard of February 2006
Dates: February 11-13, 2006
Accumulation: Approximately 22 inches
This Nor'easter interrupted everybody's Valentine's Day plans, and resulted in coastal flooding and heavy snow.
#9 Blizzard of December 2010
Dates: December 22-29, 2010
Accumulation: Approximately 24 inches
A State of Emergency was declared in Boston when this Christmas storm hit and kept families home for the holidays. Worcester saw two feet of snow during this white Christmas.
#8 NEMO 2013
Dates: February 7-18, 2013
Accumulation: Approximately 25 inches
NEMO singlehandedly shut down every road in Worcester. Dropping more than two feet of snow in the city, a driving ban was put into effect.
#7 Nor'Easter of '69
Dates: February 8-10, 1969
Accumulation: Approximately 26 inches
Bryan Adams didn't write a song about Nor'Easter of '69 because it would have been miserable to listen to. Even worse to experience.
#6 Blizzard of February 2003
Dates: February 14-19, 2003
Accumulation: Approximately 27.5 inches
This storm interrupted both Valentine's Day and President's Day. Named 'President's Day Storm II,' this storm set a record in Boston with more than 27 inches.
#5 Blizzard of January 1996
Dates: January 6-10, 1996
Accumulation: Approximately 30 inches
Not even a week into 1996, this storm blanketed parts of Massachusetts with upwards of 30 inches of snow. It is one of two blizzards to receive an “extreme” rating on the Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale.
#4 Blizzard of February 1978
Dates: February 5-7, 1978
Accumulations: Approximately 32 inches
Many in the Worcester area argue that this is the worst storm the city has ever seen. 73 people in Massachusetts died because of this storm. At the time, it set a Boston record for 32 inches of snow over a 2 day period.
#3 April Fool's Blizzard of 1997
Dates: March 30 - April 1, 1997
Accumulations: Approximately 33 inches
This storm wasn't messing around with anyone. Over three days, and ending on April Fool's Day, the storm dropped 33 inches of snow on Central MA.
#2 Blizzard of January 2005
Dates: January 20-23, 2005
Accumulations: Approximately 40 inches
This three-day storm droppped nearly 40 inches of snow in Central Massachusetts over a 3 day period.
#1 Great Blizzard of 1888
Dates: March 11-14, 1888
Accumulations: Approximately 50 inches
One of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States, this superstorm dumped as much as 50 inches of snow in parts of Massachusetts. It affected the entire country.
In New York City, they suffered so much damage to power lines and cables, that this storm single handedly is responsible for implementing running cable underground.
(Stereoview picture of Grand Street in New Britain, Connecticut, published by F. W. Allderige in 1888)
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