Winter Storm Xanto Will Affect Northeast Cruise Ports

Winter Storm Xanto NE Cruise Ports April 16 2018
Winter Storm Xanto NE Cruise Ports April 16 2018

Winter Storm Xanto (see video below) will blast the mid-west but, accumulating snow is also expected in northern upstate New York and northern New England. Some of the higher peaks of New England could pick up over 6 inches of snow through early next week.

Not typically something you see often in mid-April, accumulating ice, mainly in trees, power lines and other elevated surfaces, is possible from parts of Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin to Maine.

Some of those accumulations across northern Lower Michigan, upstate New York, northern Vermont, northern New Hampshire and northwestern Maine may be enough to lead to some tree damage and power outages, especially considering strong winds would only add to the stress on trees and power lines.

Boston Marathon Monday

The Boston Marathon events cover Friday to Monday (April 13 to April 16), with Monday being marathon day,  adding to traffic delays in and around Boston and the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal.

Boston Marathon 2018The number pick-up was Friday at 11:00 at a new location this year –  Seaport World Trade Center (200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA).

Norwegian Dawn is embarking on a 7-day round trip to Bermuda at 4:00 pm. The next cruise ship embarking from Black Falcon will be Hurtigruten Cruises ship MS Fram on Tuesday, at 1800 hours, after the marathon traffic is long gone.

On Monday, April 16, 2018 the Boston Marathon begins at 8:40 at Hopkinton, MA with  the Mobility Impaired Start of the Boston Marathon.

Boston Marathon Map
Boston Marathon Map

All morning different groups will begin the marathon. The marathon concludes with a Boston Marathon Official Post Race Party at 6:30 in Fenway Park, Boston.

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Video: WBZ Boston Weekend Weather Forecast