Friday, February 24, 2006
Quick Hitting Storm
A quick hitting/moving "Alberta Clipper" will be moving in tomorrow morning and early afternoon. Snow will arrive in western New England by 10 AM and then arrive in eastern New England by about Noon. Snow will be light on the onset, but quickly become moderate to heavy as the storm system intensifies rapidly over us. This will enhance the snowfall for most of New England and change the very light snow amounts that Detroit, MI will get and turn those into a moderate snowfall for most. The snow will be heaviest around sunset, as snowfall rates may reach one inch per hour. All snow will be light and fluffy as the ratio of melted liquid to snow will be about 16:1 or 18:1. Generally going for a 3-5" snowfall throughout most of MA, but farther south, a 1-3" snowfall will be the rule. The Cape and the Islands may only see a coating to one inch. Where the ocean may get involved and the most precipitation falls, the North Shore and much of southern NH may see over five inches. A few spots in this area may see six or seven fluffy inches as well. Carry on with your plans as we hardy New Englanders can take this amount of snow in stride. It will be a festive snow that just reminds us that it still is winter.
After this storm departs Sunday morning after a few scattered flurries or snow showers, the cold arctic air will pour in and highs on Sunday will range from the teens north to the low 20's south into Hartford, Providence, Worcester, and Boston. Windchills may be just around zero. Expect the same on Monday with highs in the low-mid 20's and we may even see some more very light snow/snow flurries overnight Monday that will keep overnight temperatures in the teens. Tuesday highs around 30 will be the rule and generally this entire week, highs in the upper 20's to lower 30's will be the rule with another chance of some snow by Thursday.
Enjoy the snow....more later.
Posted by E.H. Boston at 10:47 AM