Which brings us to the Thanksgiving Storm of 2014. You are going to hear a ton of info about this storm in the next few days given its timing and its impact on the busiest travel day of the year. This storm is no snowmageddon, but it has the potential to drop a foot on many locales in interior New England, which would include the Berkshires. It's not to be taken lightly.
Here's a fascinating image:
|Image courtesy of the NWS.|
Unfortunately, the models aren't always right, and we at GSD are going to hedge on the bet that this storm will be a major one. We'll still roll out our first naming poll of 2014, but at this point in the proceedings we think 4-6" is a more likely outcome for this first storm of the season. Our rationale is that these storms in the early part of the season can fizzle and head out to sea, which the North American model is predicting. We're rooting for the big storm scenario the Euro model is forecasting, but our staff is leaning more toward the North American model. [Still, the North American is showing signs of starting to move more in line with the Euro model (but we'll have more on that tomorrow).]
Whatever ends up happening, travel will be a problem in the afternoon and evening of Wednesday. Thursday morning travel will also be slow going. We don't think the storm will linger beyond noon on Thursday.
|Image courtesy of Accuweather.|