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Potent, Multi-Hazard Storm Rolls Through New England

Updated: Dec 11, 2023

Live coverage of this storm has ended


12/11 9:15pm: Here's our recap of the storm as well as storm totals:




12/11 6:35pm: This evening, 9 river gauges in New England are at, or expected to reach, flood stage. The Pawtuxet River at Cranston, Rhode Island remains on track to reach moderate flood stage.


Also, just over 9,500 customers remain without power across the region. A majority of the outages are in Downeast Maine and northern Vermont.




12/11 11:33am: 18 river gauges across all six states have reached, or are expected to reach, flood stage.


This includes two rivers at moderate flood stage, Yantic River in Yantic, CT and Pawtuxet River and Cranston, RI.





12/11 11:06am: Power outages have been up and down throughout the morning. Outages have reached a new high, at just over 18,700 as of 11am as winds begin to gust behind the cold front.


Maine is seeing 10,500 of these outages.



12/11 8:59am: Snow continues to come down in Vermont. The snow has extended southward into the Berkshires as well. Light accumulations have been reported so far.


Shots are from Newport, VT; Westfield, VT and Whitefield, NH:



12/11 8:02am: Monday morning headlines:




12/11 7:29am: The storm is starting to slow down in much of New England. Maine will remain in the steady rain for a while longer.




12/11 7:06am: The Yantic River in Yantic Connecticut has reached moderate flood stage.


The river is forecast to continue rising through today.



12/11 6:36am: All morning ferry service in Massachusetts has been canceled. Widespread ferry cancellations are likely in Maine this morning.


12/11 6:07am: The overall strength of the storm is weaker than anticipated.


The storm's central pressure stands at about 997mb. This is higher than forecasts, which had the central pressure around 980mb by this time.




12/11 5:40am: A status update on all alerts early this morning:




12/11 5:15am: A Flood Warning is in effect for the Putuxet Tiver at Cranston in Rhode Island.


The river is expected to reach moderate flood stage. Evacuations may be needed.



12/11 3:19am: The cold front is advancing eastward quicker than initially forecast, this will further help limit high winds, especially across Massachusetts. This may also reduce further rain and snowfall.


Power outages across New England also just past the 10,000 mark.


Current cold front location, already pushing toward coast:



12/11 3:05am Flood warnings have expanded into northeast Massachusetts, Flood Advisories stretch into southeast New Hampshire and southern Maine.



12/11 2:13am: Snow is coming down steadily across the higher terrain of Vermont.


Here are some live shots of Waterbury, Berlin and Cabot, Vermont:



12/11 1:00am: A FLOOD WARNING is in effect through 4:30am for a large swath of Connecticut, as well as into Rhode Island and Massachusetts.


Up to 3.5 inches of rain has fallen with 1-2 inches of additional rain possible.



12/11 12:29am: Snow has become widespread across northern Vermont. A band of heavy rain has set up over central New England.


Early reports show 1-3 inches of rain has fallen across portions of Connecticut and Massachusetts.




12/10 10:04pm: Heavy rain has started back up across much of New England and is slowly moving northeastward.


Signals of a changeover to snow has begun in the highest elevations of the Green and White Mountains.




12/10 8:23pm: A lull in rainfall has opened up across southern New England, this will fill back in as the night progresses.


Rain continues to fall in northern New England, snow has already started falling across the higher terrain of the Adirondack Mountains.




12/10 5:46pm: The storm track has continued to track eastward. This will lead to a faster changeover to snow tonight across western and northern New England. This also pushes the strongest winds even further to the east and possibly offshore.


This is the 925mb (about 2,500 feet above sea level) height wind speed around sunrise. You can see the strongest core of the winds are confined to Cape Cod and Downeast Maine:



12/10 3:18pm: A Flood Advisory is in effect for central Connecticut as rain begins to pick up in intensity.



12/10 12:42pm: Showers and storms have entered into western and southern New England. The WPC has upgraded a portion of southern New England to the "moderate" category for flash flooding




12/10 12:35pm: Here's a look at alerts and what to expect out of this storm as it moves in:




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