Gone With The Wind
Posted by Chris Lambert
An east wind about 5-10k feet up brought in moisture off the ocean, into the cold air in place. That produced those ocean-effect snow showers that seems persistent from Boston, north and west through the afternoon. It didn't total a lot, with most locations picking up 1/2-2" of fluffy snow.
As winds in the mid levels of the atmosphere turn to the north and northwest, those snow showers push toward the South Shore this evening, with the heaviest batches of snow across the Cape and Nantucket overnight. Additional snow generally totals a coating to an inch, with 1-3" for the Cape. As winds start cranking up from the northwest after 2:00 AM, our snow, is gone with the wind, out to sea. Other than some slippery spots on secondary roads, driveways and sidewalks, I don't see many issues for the morning commute.