Brush With A Storm
Posted by Pete Bouchard
Well, that wind finally brought the house down. Temperatures hovered near freezing all day thanks to the colder airmass and the afternoon clouds. Even a few flakes flew out on Nantucket as a small, compact storm flared up and shot offshore.
Tonight the deep freeze sets in with temperatures falling into the teens in many spots. Highs tomorrow will struggle to make freezing most everywhere. Then we set our sights on another storm developing offshore.
It's not a biggie, or a least it won't be as it moves over us Sunday afternoon and evening. Nonetheless, roads may slicken a bit, and there might even be enough to put the plow blade down on Cape Cod. The despite all its potential, the amounts will leave the snow hounds wanting:
Or at the very least saying, "is that the best you got?" Indeed, this winter has been about weak storms, big disconnects (between the cold and snow) and missed opportunities. Far be it for me to call off the season, but time is getting short for a blockbuster. Climatologically, we are entering our period of most intense snowstorms (see the Blizzard of '78), and as I look out 7-10 days, nothing is cooking. Unless we get some sign that the pattern will be shaken up, or at the very least injected with moisture (we've been below normal since late 2011!), our goose is cooked.
Make it a good weekend...and if the Pats can't be in the 'bowl, let it be the
'9ers!!!!!! Go SF!!