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It hasn't even been four months since Hurricane Sandy devastated the Northeast, and it looks like another superstorm is descending upon the region this weekend. Dubbed "Nemo," this blizzard is expected to drop around 2 feet of snow along the Interstate 95, on top of metropolitan areas such as New York City and Boston.
The storm, the National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) states, is the result of two "weather systems from the polar and subtropical jet streams."
As a result of the ensuing panic over another natural catastrophe, more than 2,600 flights have been staved off through Saturday, when the storm is thought to wind down.
"A major winter storm is expected to impact the Northeast and New England Friday into Saturday. As much as one to two feet of snow is forecast from the New York City metro area to Maine, with localized heavier amounts possible. This, in addition to wind gusts as high as 60-75 mph will create significant impacts to transportation and power. Coastal flooding is also possible from Boston northward," warns the NOAA.
It won't be just the Northeast, however, the storm's reach will affect areas outside of New England.
"In addition to snow and wind, this next storm will also have the potential to produce severe thunderstorms and heavy rain in parts of the South," weather.com writes.
While many are rushing to stock up on supplies, it's important to remember not to panic, but to be prudent, and contact local officials in the case of an emergency.