Saturday, December 06, 2008

Clipper Storm Brings Light Snows to SNE

Good Saturday morning to all. We have a clipper storm that is pushing through the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley this morning and will be developing a secondary off the northern NC coast, but will move too far out to sea to deliver a knock out punch to SNE. It will however, bring an inverted trough into the area that will set off some snow showers and periods of light to occaisionally moderate snowfall starting very late tonight and early tomorrow. It brings in enough snow to whiten the ground and cause some slick driving in spots. The first snows will start when temperatures are in the upper 20s in SE MA, and mid 20s in NE MA. So you can expect the snow to start sticking the roads, so be careful if you are out driving way late tonight and early tomorrow morning, between 3-5AM. The snow will be heaviest in the morning hours, if you want to call snow falling with visibilities ranging between 1-3 miles, occaisionally coming under 1 mile. Overall, on the South Shore, excluding the Cape, expect about a slushy inch when all said and done. Futher north in towards the 128 belt out to Worcester, expect a good 1-2", but there may be a spot 3" amount in northern Essex county and SE NH. The heaviest of the snow will fall in Downeast Maine, where they will get a more matured storm and this will deliver a healthy 3-6", but a few places especially near the tip of Downeast Maine may see a spot 6"+ amount. I wouldn't be surprised to see a local 8" or 9" amount up there. Then into Canada, they will get slammed with 1-2', blizzard conditions. That's all for now. I will try and come up with a five day later on this afternoon/evening. Have a good day.

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