Friday, February 02, 2007

SNOW ON THE WAY

Here are the snowfall reports from this morning as the storm just moved close enough to throw in some brief, but intense wet snows to the South Coast and Cape.

FEBRUARY 2, 2007 SNOW REPORT

MASSACHUSETTS...

BRISTOL COUNTY...
NEW BEDFORD 3.7 830 AM 2/2 SKYWARN
NORTH DARTMOUTH 3.7 804 AM 2/2 PUBLIC
ACUSHNET 3.5 800 AM 2/2 SPOTTER...

PLYMOUTH COUNTY...
MANOMET 2.8 1206 PM 2/2 SPOTTER
WAREHAM 3.0 800 AM 2/2 MEDIA

RHODE ISLAND...

NEWPORT COUNTY...
MIDDLETOWN 3.5 1000 AM 2/2 SPOTTER
LITTLE COMPTON 3.0 705 AM 2/2 SPOTTER...

WASHINGTON COUNTY...
SOUTH KINGSTOWN 4.3 835 AM 2/2 SPOTTER
WESTERLY 4.0 1035 AM 2/2 SPOTTER
NARRAGANSETT 3.6 945 AM 2/2 UNIV OF RI

That is over and we are now watching snowfall move in from Pennsylvania at the present time. The snow in central PA, namely State College looks to be quite heavy right now. This looks to be pushing ENE and the heaviest part of the snow looks like it will be moving into south-central NH and southern Maine. Actually, all of Maine is under a Snow Advisory right now for a general 3-6", give or take, throughout the state. Southern and central NH is also under a Snow Advisory for moderate amounts of snow.

For SNE, I am thinking that snow will be heaviest the farther north you get. The opposite of this morning's snow, where it was heaviest on the South Coast where 2-4" fell, to my surprise. I'm thinking that southern NH will see the most snow in SNE and will generally see a widespread 2-4" of fluffy snow. There may be an isolated 5" amount. Further south, north of the Pike may see a fluffy 1-2", possibly 3" if we get real lucky. South of the Pike, a dusting to an inch looks possible. This will be a fast mover so once it starts snowing, or raining down on the Cape and then turn to snow, you will only have a window of about 4-6 hours of snow. 1-2 of those hours will feature snow with visiblities less than one mile. In southern Maine, snow may come down heavy enough to reduce visibility to under a 1/4 of a mile. The rush hour could become very tricky in Hartford, Providence, Worcester, Boston, and much of Maine. Drive with care and be safe.

Please report observations once the snow commences.

7 comments:

Andrew said...

The snow is looking very ominous in PA and NY state.

This looks to def. be the biggest event of the winter for MetroWest of Boston and Worcester!

Andrew said...

I would not at all be surprised if the NWS Taunton issues a SNOW ADVISORY for western MA through Middlesex and Essex Counties later this afternoon. Right now its 20 of 4PM and the 18z NAM is showing a healthy .25" to .40"+ of precip for MA Pike NORTH.

A snow advisory for 2-4" of snow soon???

Any thoughts?

Joel said...

T-1" is likely underdoing it south of the Mass Pike, especially CT.

E.H. Boston said...

WOBURN UPDATE

7:00PM
35.1
Light Snow

E.H. Boston said...

WOBURN UPDATE

8:20PM

34.4
Light Rain/Snow

Accumulation: Nothing

E.H. Boston said...

WOBURN UPDATE

8:28PM

34.2
Light/moderate Rain

E.H. Boston said...

FINAL WOBURN UPDATE

STORM SUMMARY

Last night the rain/snow changed to heavy snow around 9:45PM and really started to accumulate quickly. It snowed heavily until about midnight. The temperature during the snow was between 33.5 then dropped to 32.9

All said and done, we picked up about 1.5" of cement.

STORM OVER.