• Period of Snow Showers Expected on Wednesday

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    A small low pressure area will develop south of New England later tonight and lift northeastward on Wednesday, passing southeast of Cape Cod. As this storm center is moving past our region it will only be in the infancy stages of its lifecycle and won’t have a large expansive precipitation […]

  • Conditions Slowly Improve This Evening

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    As of 2PM, a general 6 to 8 inches of snow has fallen across the Cape. Winds have been gusting 35 to 50 mph at times, creating very low visibility and causing substantial blowing and drifting of the snow. Thankfully, the snow has been relatively dry and powdery, reducing the […]

  • Blizzard Warning Posted

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    A powerful low pressure center will pass well to the southeast of the region tomorrow, but just close enough to spread its shield of wind and snow into Southern New England. The storm gets cranking near daybreak and will last throughout the day and into Monday night. The National Weather […]

  • Another Snowstorm Headed Our Way

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    Timeline: Clouds will thicken up tonight and snow will develop on the Cape not too long after daybreak (precipitation could begin as a few sprinkles or a light mix of rain and snow – but will go quickly to steady snow). Once the snow develops, it will quickly transition from […]

  • Snow Expected Monday

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    UPDATED: The snowfall forecast has been updated and will continue to be refined over the next 12 to 18 hours as necessary prior to the onset of Monday’s snow. Much of what was laid out in yesterday’s post (text below) has come together…with the “less snowy” guidance trending a bit […]

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Period of Snow Showers Expected on Wednesday

A small low pressure area will develop south of New England later tonight and lift northeastward on Wednesday, passing southeast of Cape Cod. As this storm center is moving past our region it will only be in the infancy stages of its lifecycle and won’t have a large expansive precipitation […]

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Conditions Slowly Improve This Evening

As of 2PM, a general 6 to 8 inches of snow has fallen across the Cape. Winds have been gusting 35 to 50 mph at times, creating very low visibility and causing substantial blowing and drifting of the snow. Thankfully, the snow has been relatively dry and powdery, reducing the […]

Snowfall Forecast

Blizzard Warning Posted

A powerful low pressure center will pass well to the southeast of the region tomorrow, but just close enough to spread its shield of wind and snow into Southern New England. The storm gets cranking near daybreak and will last throughout the day and into Monday night. The National Weather […]

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Another Snowstorm Headed Our Way

Timeline: Clouds will thicken up tonight and snow will develop on the Cape not too long after daybreak (precipitation could begin as a few sprinkles or a light mix of rain and snow – but will go quickly to steady snow). Once the snow develops, it will quickly transition from […]

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Snow Expected Monday

UPDATED: The snowfall forecast has been updated and will continue to be refined over the next 12 to 18 hours as necessary prior to the onset of Monday’s snow. Much of what was laid out in yesterday’s post (text below) has come together…with the “less snowy” guidance trending a bit […]

News and Notes

Courtesy Northeast Regional Climate Center

Lower Heating Costs

Three straight months of above normal temperatures has led to substantially lower heating demands across the northern tier of the United States. December’s remarkable “CONUS-wide” warmth transitioned to a more typical strong El Nino temperature regime in January, with colder than normal temperatures in the Southeast and Southwest United States […]

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Blizzard of 2016 Ranks 6th on RSI Scale

From Arkansas up through New Hampshire, the January 22–24, 2016, snowstorm affected nearly 103 million people—around one-third of the entire U.S. population. The storm dumped over 20 inches of snow on 21 million people in the Northeast and over 10 inches on about 5.6 million people in the Southeast. But, […]

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Weekend Blizzard Left a Neat Site On the Vineyard

The Vineyard Gazette reported that several spots on Martha’s Vineyard had “snow rollers” during the Blizzard. Images of snow rollers pop up on social media every once in a while, but they are not overly common – pictures may surface once or twice a winter. Snow rollers require a unique […]

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Some Good News…

Today is the last Monday in January, meaning we are very nearly 2/3rds of the way through meteorological winter (in the world of meteorology, winter is “defined” as December, January and February). With that in mind, have you noticed the increase in late afternoon and early evening daylight? For some […]

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MODIS Aqua Satellite Imagery

The MODIS satellite image from yesterday was excellent. The polar orbitting satellite snapped this photo Sunday afternoon, after the skies had cleared over the region. You can see the fresh snow cover all over the Mid-Atlantic and Southern New England. Note the extremely abrupt line on the northern side of […]

Updates

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Very Mild!

Midday temperatures across Southern New England have soared to the upper 50s to middle 60s in many locations…with record highs in jeopardy in a few spots. The only areas that are “cooler” are the Berkshires and the immediate South Coast regions. Amazingly, a wind off the cool ocean water is […]

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End of January Acting Like Early April

Temperatures away from any marine influence have soared to the middle and upper 50s across much of Southern New England this afternoon. Worcester – which is sitting at 54F as of 2PM – is 22F above normal. A record high of 64F was set in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Here […]

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“Triple C”

Clear, Calm and Cold. Perfect radiational cooling conditions have set up this evening, allowing temperatures to drop quickly out of the 30s and down into the 20s. As of 7:30 PM, some locations on the Cape were already nearing 20F. However, as is typical with this type of set-up, we […]

Updated Snowfall Forecast

Snow Overspreading The Region

5:00PM Update: Moderate to heavy snow continues across the Cape…with snow falling at the rate of 1 to 3″ per hour. Totals include 8.5″ in Harwich, 7″ in West Yarmouth and 6″ in Sandwich. Strong northeast winds continue over the area…though the peak gusts have diminished just a bit over […]

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Blizzard Raging Over New York City, Long Island

Very heavy snow – with snowfall rates of 1 to 3″ per hour have shifted into New York City and Long Island this morning. Most of New York is nearing 10″ of snow already, with much of that having fallen in the last several hours. Radar shows an intense band […]

Inside the Forecast

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Mild Through Next Week. But Then…

Unseasonably mild air will dominate our weather for the next 5 to 7 days. Temperatures will have the chance to touch or exceed 50F Sunday, Monday and Wednesday – not bad for what is climatologically just about the coldest time of year. However, the wheels are already in motion on […]

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Slight Chance for Some Flurries, Snow Showers, Friday

Sunday and early Monday guidance was suggesting late week low pressure would move northward from the Carolinas and pass near enough to the region to deliver a bought of rain, snow and wind. However, over the last 24 to 36 hours, guidance has kept the upper level energy weaker, farther […]

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At To Above Normal Temperatures Expected Next 7-10 Days

We had a solid run of mid-winter cold over the last 7 days or so, culminating in a snowstorm this past weekend. However, unlike last winter, when the cold and snow just kept on coming, we are returning to a milder-than-average weather pattern as we close out January and head […]

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Evening Model Run Down

Here’s a look at the NAM, GFS and RGEM total precipitation ending 6z SUN – or 1AM Sunday morning. The models are really painting a pretty similar picture across Southern New England now. The very tight precipitation gradient that’s been the focus of the forecast remains in place, but there […]

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Close Inspection Shows Just How Close This Will Be

After being one of the farthest north pieces of guidance over the last 24-36 hrs, the NAM model has finally settled down and shifted southward. Now that it’s beginning to catch on to the overall evolution of the weekend storm, it is becoming a more useful tool (even so – […]