Most Worst Case Scenario:
The storm's a bust. We get some light snow but the bulk of the storm slides out to sea and does not get a chance to re-form and gain energy/moisture on the coast.
Least Worst Case Scenario:
The storm develops but it starts in the afternoon on Friday. Two low pressure systems from the west combine off the coast of New England to make a combined low that drops at least half a foot on the Berkshires...but by Saturday morning.
Best Case Scenario:
Somehow the storms accelerate and the "Least Worst Case Scenario" happens about 12 hours earlier than is currently projected.
|Another near miss?|
We'll remain optimistic, but the track of the storm has a lot to do with how far south the cold air pushes the low pressure systems that are coming in from the west. That's why there is a chance for very little snow and a chance for a foot (or more). The behavior of yesterday's storm for Boston and coastal Maine--a bust--should not inspire too much confidence because the scenarios are eerily similar.
But you never know...which is why the GSD Office will be open 24-7 until then.
Also, don't forget to vote for the next storm's name. Voting closes this Thursday, hopefully in time for us to use the results right away.