Nemo Winter Storm Monday Commute, A major snowstorm is expected to hit MIT today, as winter storm Nemo makes its way across the coast. MIT announced last night that it would be closed today – the second campus closure due to weather this year, after Hurricane Sandy shuttered the Institute on Oct. 29, 2012. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency that will be effective today starting at noon. Community members should check emergency.mit.edu for the most up-to-date information.
Nemo will dump one to two feet of snow on Boston between Friday morning and Saturday afternoon, with snow potentially coming down at a rate of up to two to four inches per hour. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for this weekend, predicting winds over 30 mph with gusts up to 65 mph and possible coastal flooding. Temperatures will be in the 20s.
Snow is expected to begin this morning, but not hit Cambridge in full force until this evening. The worst of the storm is expected Saturday morning near Cape Cod, according to the National Weather Service. If it snows more than 18.2 inches, Nemo will be one of the worst winter storms in New England history (see sidebar). The snow should stop in Boston by Saturday evening.