Two low-pressure systems are merging over the U.S. East coast setting up a huge winter storm, dubbed Nemo.
Snow drifts from Blizzard Nemo in the South End of Boston, MA on February 8, 2013.
The George Washington statue in Boston Public Gardens as Blizzard Nemo dumps up to 2 feet of snow on Boston on February 8, 2013.
As Snowstorm Nemo hits Manhattan, New Yorkers take advantage of the huge fall of snow.
As Snowstorm Nemo approaches Manhattan, New Yorkers prepare for the potentially historic blizzard.
Pedestrians pass through Times Square during Nor'easter Nemo in New York on February 8, 2013.
As Snowstorm Nemo approaches Manhattan, New Yorkers prepare for the potentially historic blizzard. Seen here, New York buses had chains attached to their wheels in preparation for the freezing weather.
A "Storm Alert" sign announces a 2 p.m. closing at a Whole Foods supermarket in Boston.
Rutland Square in the South End neighborhood of Boston. The city is expecting 2 feet of snow.
With thunderstorms from the south feeding an Arctic snow shield blowing in from Canada, the Nor’easter dubbed Nemo blasted the northeast Friday and Saturday. By Sunday only a thin veil of clouds remained and NASA’s Terra satellite captured the above natural-colored image of the blanketing snow.
Snowfall totals topped 40 inches in Hamden, Conn. and in Portland, Maine, where 31.9 inches fell, it broke the record set in Jan. 17-18, 1979, of 27.1 inches. Wind gusts from the storm reached hurricane strength along the coast of Massachusetts, blowing at times up to 83 miles (134 kilometers) per hour.
IMAGE: The snow from the Nor’easter Nemo covers the northeast on Feb. 10, 2013. (Photo taken by NASA’s Terra satellite)