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Winter Storm Stella will come together off the Mid-Atlantic coast on Monday and she will deliver a quick hitting strike that will drop over a foot of snow for much of Southern New England. Snow will begin between 5-7 AM and will continue until late Tuesday evening. Winds will be very strong on Tuesday and as a result, a *Blizzard Watch* has been issued for parts of the region. A *Winter Storm Watch* is up for much of the rest of SNE.
After reviewing the latest data, I think the blizzard watches may be expanded west to Providence and Worcester and east to include Martha's Vineyard and the Lower Cape. The dominant feature that will contribute to the coastal development of Stella is moving across the Great Plains today. IL/IN/OH are all expecting 4-8" of snow as the feature progresses east the next 24-36 hours.
The energy moving off the Carolina coast dropped a bit of snow in the South this morning. It was nothing major but it's clear that air mass preceding Stella i…
When temperatures spiked to 73 in February, did anyone actually believe winter was over? Oh, you did? Ha!
A major winter storm will impact the region beginning Tuesday morning. Confidence in a storm is high but the ultimate track is still being worked out. There is a high probability of double-digit snow totals for everyone except South Coastal New England. The final track will likely bring some mixed precipitation/rain to these areas. They hit the jackpot yesterday as many locations near the South Coast and over to the Cape and Islands reported over 6" snow Friday. A full list can be found here.
Temperatures this morning bottomed out at 6 in Worcester, 10 in Boston and Hartford, and 14 in Providence. These fall short of record territory but they will set the stage for potentially the lowest high temperature on record for the date.
Current forecasts do indeed break or tie the low max temperatures today. Worcester will struggle to get back to 15-16 while Boston should g…
Good afternoon everyone. Stella is on her way and she is poised to be a disruptive winter storm. Snow flies before dawn and sticks right as the morning commute begins to get heavy if anyone is actually on the road tomorrow. Snow will rapidly accumulate beginning mid to late morning. Winds will gust over 35 MPH beginning around 10 AM and they will increase to 45-60 MPH Tuesday afternoon. Coastal MA/RI/CT will likely see winds approach 65-70 MPH. Snow rates will increase to 2-4"/hr between 11 AM and 5 PM for much of Western, Central, and Northeastern Massachusetts. Northern RI will also see incredibly intense snowfall rates. Snow lessens Tuesday evening and we are left with isolated snow showers on Wednesday.
Most of the "Hall of Fame" level New England snowstorms are long duration, 15 round Ali-Frazier level boxing matches. This storm is much more like Amanda Nunes beating the hell out of Rhonda Rousey in 48 seconds. It may be brief, but we are going to know S…