The GSD staff is out in central New York doing some field research to get a better sense of the terrain through which our ACs pass. There's some light snow out here, and the snow cover looks eerily similar to the Berkshires'. Shockingly, we've discovered it's snowy and cold out here.
More and more signs are pointing toward an MSE for Wednesday and perhaps into Thursday. The storm will dip down out of the Rockies toward the South and then bend back up toward the Northeast by following the lead blocking of the jet stream. The storm will gain in strength as it sucks in moisture from the Gulf, and then the moisture could be enhanced by the formation of the coastal low on the mid-Atlantic. We've seen this pattern before. The snowfall totals and timing will all depend on the track of the storm. Right now, the jet stream would push a storm out to sea to our south, but the models are showing that the jet stream could shift northward at the beginning of next week, which would mean a major snow or ice event for the Berkshires.
Meteorologist Evan Myers from Accuweather says we could be in store for "another one of those boffo snowstorms." (Watch his very encouraging forecast here.) "Boffo" is a word you don't hear too often these days, but GSD strongly endorses the revitalization of this word, especially as it relates to midweek snowstorms.
We'll post tomorrow to let you know the latest developments.