Another Batch of Precipitation Tonight
The first phase of this winter storm is over. Nearly a foot of snow fell in Central and Western MA, Southern New Hampshire, and Eastern Connecticut. The second phase is the lull in precipitation region wide. The third and final phase will occur from 10-7 am. This will occur as the storm center moves over SE MA and moves into the Gulf of Maine.
Winds gusted 40-55 MPH in SE MA. Winds will continue to gust close to 40 MPH especially in heavier precipitation. Here is the regional radar as of 828 PM
Here is the water vapor image with surface fronts from 815 PM
This is a textbook satellite image. This is driven by a strong upper level low
And also by a strong jet stream
By 1 AM the low should be near the SE MA coast or over it
High res guidance and radar trends suggest another 0.5 inch of precipitation for most of New England and perhaps some big time snowfall accumulations in the Berkshires. This is likely rain in Eastern MA. In Worcester County I see mainly snow north of the Pike with mixed precip across Southern Worcester County. I think the Berkshires end up as the big snowfall winners from this one. Precip ends around 7 am.
Here are the preliminary snow totals
|NWS Boston 7 PM preliminary snow totals|
|NWS Northeast Regional Radar 828 PM|
|GOES_East Water Vapor Satellite 815 PM|
|00z NAM 7 PM 500 mb Vorticity (image NCEP)|
|00z NAM 7 PM 300 mb winds (image NCEP)|
|WPC Surface Forecast 1 AM Friday|
Enjoy the snow