A Major Nor'Easter is on the Way
|NAM forecast for 00z/8 PM tomorrow (18z/2 PM model run)|
|NWS Taunton snowfall forecast|
The timing of the storm is terrible. Tomorrow night is a big party night and many people planned to be on the roads. If you must travel (and I would advise against travel) you must take precaution. Bring gloves, a shovel, blankets, and food and water. Snowfall will be coming down at nearly 1-2 inches per hour at the height of the storm. These may last for several hours. Thus, I am forecasting 6-10 inches of snow for the Blackstone Valley, 8-12 as you head further north and west. Folks down in the Providence to Boston corridor can expect 3-6 inches.
|A Winter Storm Warning is in effect|
Finally, I leave you with the National Weather Service in Tauton's final words about the storm...
AS A FINAL NOTE...THE CURRENT FORECAST WOULD RESULT IN THE LARGEST
EARLIEST SEASON SNOWSTORM ON RECORD FOR PORTIONS OF THE REGION. THIS IS SHAPING UP TO BE AN EXTREMELY ANOMALOUS EVENT FOR LATE OCTOBER. THE MAIN CONCERN WILL NOT BE EXACT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS...BUT THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE/POWER OUTAGES.
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