Mid-Day Nor'Easter Update
|Surface Map Notice the Low Pressure off the EC|
|IR rainbow imagery for GOES|
This storm is unprecedented. I'm starting to think that over a foot of snow is possible in Worcester County. A nice temperature gradient exists just to our east; cold air is already in place. The intensity of the system will also supply cold air. Therefore, a changeover is expect by dusk, but it may occur much sooner. New York City has also turned over to snow much sooner than expected. This storm is occurring during a "transition" season (Fall). The last major storm to occur during a transition season was the April Fools Blizzard of 1997. Do I expect 3 ft? No I do not but in that storm amounts started off at 4-8 inches, then went up to 8-12, then 12-18 etc. Given the real time data from the storm, I think my totals are underdone. Lets call for 8-14 in Worcester County, 14-20 in the Berkshires, 4-8 for areas north of Bridgewater except for the immediate coast. A low level wind will pick up the warmth of the Atlantic Ocean and keep the immediate coast mainly rain. However inland our wind has much more of a northerly component, so I expect very little rain.
|2 m temperatures|
|10 m winds|
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