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More Snow For Monday

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The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of Southern New England  The Winter Storm Watch (dark blue) is in effect in all of MA/RI/CT; however the active Wind Advisory (brown) and Wind Chill Advisory (light blue) supersede the future WSW.  The WSW is effective late Sunday PM through late Monday PM.
The wind chill is advisory is up because of bitterly cold AM temperatures today Strong overnight winds ushered in the Arctic hounds as high pressure to our Northwest and a strengthening storm in the Gulf of Maine tightened the pressure gradient As to our next storm...it is currently in the Western US.  Two pieces of energy will phase to create a wide swath of snow from Nebraska and South Dakota all the way to New England.  At the surface the lows are in the Southwest and Montana.  At the upper levels we look like this 24 hours later (7 am tomorrow) we can see the phase taking place in the Plains (Kansas for the geography illiterate)  At the surface we …

Wrapping Up the Blizzard, Looking Ahead

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The National Weather Service in Taunton has gone through all the observations and has officially declared Tuesday's Nor'Easter a blizzard.  It sure lived up to the hype in Southern New England.  A widespread 2-3 feet of snow fell in Central and Eastern Massachusetts (also NE CT, N RI).
The Blizzard dropped 34.5" of snow in Worcester which is good enough for 1st place in recorded history!  CBS Boston's weather team puts the storm in perspective The storm was good for 3rd in Providence and 6th in Boston.  This is the greatest recorded January snow in Boston's history.
Cape Cod and SE MA also dealt with strong damaging winds Thanks to light fluffy nature of the snow the widespread power outages that were feared never happened.  That said the entire island of Nantucket was without power for a time thanks to 18+ hours of wind gusts over 60 mph, maxing at 78 MPH.  
Major coastal flooding occurred in numerous seaside towns in Eastern MA.  Marshfield was among the hardest …

Evening Blizzard Thoughts

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We are in the toddler stages of our Nor'Easter (blizzard to be).  Here a few of my thoughts/observations.  
General Overview I don't expected all of you to be as enthralled with this satellite image as I am, but this is just a gorgeous image  The main precipitation shield is rapidly approaching Southern New England.  Conditions will be deteriorating within the next several hours everywhere.   It is in the teens outside of SE MA/RI which are in the Mid 20's.   I am concerned about these temperatures in SE MA/RI.  They are going to get hammered tonight/tomorrow with heavy wet snow and powerful winds.  The snow will certainly pile up in Southern Worcester County/E CT/N RI/North Shore and it will be windy but the power outage threat is less than our friends to the South and East.    We are looking at 1"+ per hour snow in this region starting now (734 PM as I write) and lasting...how long?!? These bands will rotate towards Hartford and Worcester through the night.  Here is …

Major Winter Storm Monday PM-Wednesday AM UPDATED 422 PM

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UPDATE
Blizzard warnings have been posted for all Eastern MA, RI, and CT.  This includes Southern Worcester County.
Totals have updated a bit too.  It now appears likely a large portion of Southern New England will see 2-3 feet. Previous discussion below.




Winter 2014-15 has started cold but rather dry.  That all changes tomorrow.  A major winter storm that may end rivaling the all time greats is on tap.  For many 1978 is the top dog and it will be hard for anything to top that storm.  For those of us who aren't AARP members or coming close this should stack up with the April Fools Day storm of 1997, the Presidents Day Storm of 2003, the Blizzard of 2005, and the Blizzard of 2013 (Nemo).   Its also a welcome distraction from deflated football talk.

Overview The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a myriad of watches/advisories already So far Worcester County/NE CT are not in the blizzard watch (lime green) but they will probably be added later today.  The official definit…