It's official. While out and about in the great outdoors in the Berkshires earlier today (Sunday), the founder and CEO of Greylock Snow Day felt the first flake of the 2014-15 season. While it may not have exactly been a flake and it certainly did not last very long, the piece of precipitation was very much frozen and there were witnesses. Faithful flake followers, we are opening up shop for the season! The first measurable snowfall can only be a few weeks away.
It also just so happens that the beloved word "nor'easter" has been mentioned by a few media outlets in the last day or so, which also prompted us to fire up the GSD Headquarters, dust off the ol' weather maps and re-boot our weather model-trackers (a.k.a The Super Computer). Sadly, this nor'easter will be of the atrociously wet kind. One to two inches of rain is forecast from Tuesday through Thursday (October 21 through 23), with much, much more up there Downeast and in New Brunswick (5+ inches possible). We're hoping the rain storm will slide on past us off the coast--there is a chance it won't develop as deeply as the experts are saying--but we probably shouldn't complain if Mother Nature tries to make up for the dry September she gifted us last month. North Adams only saw 3/4 of an inch for the entire month.
While we won't be posting daily just yet, we will give out reports at least weekly until the bigger storms start to roll in. Our next best chance for snow does not look likely that it will occur for at least two weeks. But keep your eye on this midweek rain event/nor'easter as the wind could whip up and knock power out for a few hours.
Until we meet again, keep thinking those wintry thoughts.