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Some Sea-Tac Flights Canceled Because of Blizzard 'Nemo'

Check out Sea-Tac Airport's flight tracker or your airline if you have travel plans to the Northeast, because record levels of snowfall are predicted in New England as the storm moves down the Atlantic coast.

Some Sea-Tac Flights Canceled Because of Blizzard 'Nemo'

The big blizzard dubbed "Nemo" moving in on New England is causing cancellations and rearranging travel plans in and out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Friday, according to news reports.

Q13 Fox television reported that airlines operating out of Sea-Tac with flights to the Northeast started canceling flights Thursday night, including United, Alaska, Delta and some international carriers.

Travelers should check their airlines for any delays. They can also check on flights to and from Sea-Tac airport with the airport's online flight tracker.

Across the Northeast region, flights into and out of Newark Liberty International in New Jersey, John F. Kennedy International in New York, Philadelphia International and Boston's Logan International airports have been most affected by the storm that is predicted to bring record-breaking snow levels, officials said.

Regardless of destination, airport officials advise checking in with airline carriers before heading to the airport. Heavy snowfall is predicted over the weekend.

The nor'easter with blizzard conditions is expected to hit Friday night and into Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

With three feet of snow predicted in Boston and whiteout conditions, officials have been scrambling and advising residents to stay indoors and avoid any non-essential travel.

"This has the potential to be a top 10 snowstorm all-time in Boston!" Chris Dolce and Jon Erdman writing for the Weather Channel predicted.

And, incidentally, the name, "Nemo," has nothing to do with the Pixar movie of the adorable clownfish, nor is it an official name.  Bryan Norcross, of the Weather Channel, told the New York Times the word means “no one” or “no man” in Latin.

The Weather Channel which has begun naming storms, in alphabetical order. But, it is catchy, and as Norcross pointed out to the Times, it does create a hashtag. 


—Reporting from Bay City News, Chicago Tribune and the Weather Channel are included here.

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