Teeth of The Storm
Posted by Pete Bouchard
As some wrestled with the commute (a few vowing to never to do it again) and the heavy snow, we noted the (almost instant) intensification of the storm over Eastern Long Island:
Note the "dreadlocks" in the radar image in Long Island Sound (just outside of Bridgeport, CT). Those indicate gravity waves (huh?) in the upper atmosphere. Essentially, the storm is going bananas, deepening at a rate that is difficult for the weather models to track. In fact, right after this I grabbed this image, thunderstorms erupted south of Nantucket! And if you're a snow nut, you know what this means....intense snow in the next few hours.
Nevertheless, we're holding tight to our amounts thanks to a quick exit by midnight:
As the night wears on, the snow will wind down and the showers lift off Cape Cod. Where it warmed into the low 30s (Cape Cod), the rush of cold air will freeze things up overnight as the storm pulls away. Beware of black ice!
Tomorrow is the end game. The end of the stormy pattern, the end of the arctic air, and the beginning of the end of the snow. Some melting in the short term, mega melting in the long (this weekend).
More updates as necessary.