Cold, Snow and Wind
Posted by Chris Lambert
The snow, cold and wind are with us this morning, making for a uncomfortably winter's morning. It's a quick hitting storm, so snow totals fall well short of last weekends historic blizzard, nonetheless, we need to be careful out there today. Snow is heaviest this morning near the coast, lighter outside 128, especially outside 495. The timing of the storm has the snow ending by noon in many areas away from the coast (128 and west), around 1-2PM along the immediate coast, and not until 3-4PM for the Cape and Islands.
Not only do we have snow, but we'll deal with plenty of wind. Gusting approach 40-50mph along the coast, and closer to 60mph for the Cape and Islands. Factor in these strong winds, and wind chill factors run in the single digits through the day.
So how much? Right now, it looks like many towns in the 128-495 belt pick up 2-4" of fluff, highest toward 128. In Boston, I'm leaning more toward 4 to 5" at this point, with up to 7-9" across southern Plymouth County, the Cape and Islands. Take a look at the "special map" section of the website for further details.
Tides are astronomically much lower this weekend and the strongest winds have an offshore component to them, so we're not expecting major issues with coastal flooding this time.