Posted by Chris Lambert
It's been a long, drawn out system, but for many of us, it didn't add up to a lot. It was just a damp, dismal day, whether you had the heavy, wet snow, or the cold rain. The highest totals in our area were out of Worcester County, with many reports of 4-6" of snow in the northern half of the county. Closer to 495, north of the Pike, it was a few inches of slop, mainly on the grass, and closer to the city, not much but melting snow and some slush once and a while on the driveways and side walks.
Where was all the heavy stuff? Try NH and Maine. As I write this, Rochester, NH has picked up 14" of snow, and many locations in southern Maine, away from the immediate coast, are running 8-10" totals. This storm was just too warm for us this go around.
Rain has changed over to snow in many locations, and this evening, we'll see on and off snow until midnight. I don't expect much more accumulation (coating to 2"...highest in higher terrain), however, with temps dropping to and below freezing, slick spots develop out there. Keep that in mind if you're venturing out late tonight. After midnight, we'll get some clearing, allowing for partly sunny skies by tomorrow's sunrise.
It's a couple of quiet days before we track the next weather-maker in here Tuesday night-Thursday. As of now, Wednesday appears to be a miserable day with wind and a cold rain. North and west of 495, cold air is tough to move, and that means a messy mix and snow is also possible there. Likely seeing accumulating snow becoming and issue in the higher terrain once again. This storm lingers into Thursday, although the wind won't be as strong, and rain and snow becomes more on and off versus the steady and wind driven type.
Pattern is complicated into next weekend. I have it mainly dry Friday-Sunday... but that could change.
One is for certain... Fantastic ski conditions prevail across Maine/NH/VT with even more snow to come over the next week.