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Pete Bouchard

Winter...Full Steam Ahead

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Seemed like a couple of weeks ago we were just trying to bust the drought.

Now the storms are lining up.

Another batch of snow tomorrow. Messy mix of snow, ice and rain Saturday....and frigid air all around. Normal high temperatures this time of year? Try low 40s.

Now on to tomorrow's storm. Startup time is mid to late morning. Pacing is light and gentle. After lunch, the pacing will pick up and the accumulations will start to matter - but that's in a line from Boston and Worcster south. North of the Pike, the snow will still be feathery light and inconsequential.

Final tallies?? More of a nuisance than a show-stopper:

While this isn't a big deal, the cold to follow is. And it should be darting in as early as tomorrow evening. For the record, this is the cold that has been festering over the High Plains and Rockies. It arrives somewhat "warmed", but still with bitter overtones.

Not to overstep my bounds, but I already have my sights on that Saturday storm. This far out, it looks like a lot to handle. Snow to mix to eventually rain. This storm hits hard and fast. Should be out by sunup on Sunday. Map below is a snapshot of the storm by late evening on Saturday. (The tiny numbers correspond to precipitation amounts in tenths of an inch...some of that will translate to snow.)

Old Man Winter's got his foot on the gas. We're ready and we'll keep you advised.


Posted 12/09/13, 5:38pm
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