Thursday, February 27, 2014

More on the Storm-E Situation for Monday

It's a neck-and-neck battle between Elle and Eunice for the storm name. Just over 48 hours left to vote!

Gray skies and snow later today. Some parts of the Berkshires could see 3" but most will be in the 1" range.
Snow bands. 11 AM Radar (Thursday)
These snow bands are moving east-northeast and will impact us at some point today.

We have a wind chill advisory for the overnight hours tonight that will end at 9 AM Friday. Friday is setting up to be an uncomfortably cold day for this time of year (highs in the upper teens).

As for the big storm that approaches...

The timing of the storm is coming into clearer focus, and that timing will be a factor that works in our favor. The track of the storm--unfortunately--is very much up in the air. It looks like the bulk of the moisture is shifting to our south. We still could see 8" out of this storm, but the 12" band looks like it will kick Connecticut and Rhode Island right in the face.

Before you get too bummed out, two things to remember: 1) 8" is plenty of snow to cancel school, especially if the timing is right, which it will be. 2) Storm Charley (early March) faked weather prognosticators out and delivered much higher snow totals to the north. This storm and the Charley storm are similar in many ways.

We are not super-confident about a snow day Monday, but another day off from school is well within the realm of possibility. It's a 50/50 proposition at this stage in the developments.

We'll be blogging from Connecticut tomorrow as the GSD staff heads off to Nerd-Fest 2014, the annual Metereological Conference/Dance Party. We'll see what they have to say about Storm E down there.

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