Sunday, January 07, 2007


Tomorrow will be a rainy day. Rain moves in tonight and it will come down at a pretty good clip. Rain, heavy at times, will continue into the morning. It will taper into the afternoon and be totally shut off by the PM commute. All said and done, we are talking about a healthy 1-2" of rainfall across much of SNE. However, there is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for Berkshire Co. in MA and VT, NH and Maine for some freezing rain possible at the start. It will change to rain there as well. Where the cold air is stronger, more entrenched, in northern Maine, namely Caribou, like I said yesterday, they are currently under a Winter Storm Watch for around 6-10" of snowfall. I think that forecast may be overdoing it a bit, but a heavy wet 4-7" of snow looks probable to me.

Tuesday will be nice and cold with highs around 40. A clipper type system will be moving through the southern Ohio Valley at this time and could be depsiting a good 1-3" of snow over Cincinnatti and western PA, Pittsburgh may get a couple inches of snow out of this one as well. It will cut through West Virginia where it could deposit 3-6" of snow at Snowshoe, WV. The Appalachians will eat what is left of the storm and cause it to weaken and just head harmlessly out to sea. We may see a passing flurry at worst Tuesday night.

Wednesday will be cold with highs in the lower to mid 30's, but we warm right back up again and by Friday we are back where we started, mid 50's with another storm likely heading west of us on Saturday which will propell us well into the 50's on Saturday, could we be talking record breaking heat again next Saturday. Possibly, I do not know the exact record for the 13th, but its possible.

Sunday, out of the forecast, could be mild again, but thereafter, the Arctic air finally looks to be moving in (for good?) next week. We will easily have highs by the middle of next week, struggling to get out of the 20's with lows in the single digits and teens. Northern New England may stay in the single digits for highs during the peak of the cold which is great news for snowmakers in the resorts. Now we just need to get some snow from Mother Nature and we will be back in business.

Thats all for now, more tomorrow.

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