The Blizzard of 2013: A View from Newagen Seaside Inn

Newagen in the Snow

The Blizzard of 2013, aka Nemo, will go down as the most significant snow event in 35 years since the famous storm of 1978. The inspiration for the storm is not the Pixar film, but Captain Nemo, from the Jules Verne book “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.” Meteorologists predicted a near perfect nor’easter (if there is such a thing) with two areas of low pressure resulting in hurricane force winds, extreme snow fall and an astronomical high tide on Saturday morning with 35 foot waves. We hope those in the northeast are safe and well.



Newagen, located at the tip of Southport Island overlooking Cape Newagen, is no stranger to winter storms, and this one certainly lived up to the hype. The snow drifts were over 5 feet high in some places, the front door was inaccessible and the back lawn looked more like Antarctica. We were reminded why we are not open in the winter! That, and a seasonal water supply…