Stormin' Across The Country
Posted by Pete Bouchard
With the amount of hype circulating around this storm in the Midwest, you'd think we were tracking another asteroid about to impact Earth.
Let's ease up on the gas. Sure, this is a strong storm, but by now, we should be all seasoned veterans with snow, wind AND winter.
So what's the scoop?
- Storm start-up still looks like Saturday afternoon. We'll still be able to get around and the amounts will be light through midnight - in fact, we may even mix from Boston to the South Shore. (Cape sees rain.)
- After midnight, the storm will get a little meatier. Snow intensity will increase into Sunday morning.
- Heavy snow through Sunday morning.
- Tapering to flurries by mid afternoon on Sunday
There is a lot of water being thrown around in the atmosphere, and with marginally cold temps, this will result in a heavy, wet snow in many spots. Even in Worcester county, it will make for good snowballs and snowpeople. On the South Shore, it will cake to the trees and power lines - so there might be more power outages.
Coastal flooding looks to fall in the minor to moderate category. This isn't a humongous storm, so the fetch of water along the coast (attributed to the east/northeast wind) won't be tremendous. Nonetheless, we're watching the Sunday morning high tide around 10am for splashover and inundated shore roads.
We'll be here every step of the way.
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