Grinding It Out
Posted by Pete Bouchard
Whoa, we're half way there.
OK, maybe a bit more than that. However, many folks are still standing around with their arms folded asking, "where's the beef?"
I hear you. Most areas dilly-dallied with nuisance snow that didn't accumulate all afternoon. Well, as night falls in this second phase of the storm, the drop in temperatures means the snow will start to stick areawide. So yes, that 3-6 inches in Boston is still on track (albeit on the lower end of that range) through tomorrow morning:
The big news of the day is the mini-jackpot around Wrentham, Sharon, Foxboro and Mansfield. With up to 7" already on the ground, this is essentially a "nowcast" - half of the forecasted amount is in the bag.
So the remaining hours of the storm:
- Snow of varying intensities through the night. Fits and starts. Lulls and heavier pulses. In and out. Sideways. You get the idea.
- Winds continue unrelenting. Gusts to 40-50 for most along the coast, 50-60 Cape/Islands.
- Rain outer Cape may mix with snow toward AM.
- Wrapup in the storm will come late tomorrow morning. Abrupt end near noon.
Snow is weighty and sticky. Isolated power outages are likely.
Hang in there...the weekend is bright, the temperatures warm through early next week, and although the extended forecast is chilly, it's also storm-free.