A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder. -- Susan Orlean

Sunday, November 9, 2014

When's It Going to Snow?

It's a Sunday in the fall in the Berkshires, so that must mean it's time for another potential snow update from your friends at GSD.

Last week was a week of near misses. Snow showers were in the forecast for several days last week, but we didn't see much in the way of frozen precip until Friday night. At one point both the Euro and North American computers had been forecasting a plowable snow event for last Wednesday; needless to say, that storm did not develop. But we did have a few blasts of sleety-snow squalls in Williamstown on Friday night, and the hill towns had a dusting of snow by Saturday morning. For parts of Berkshire County, it was the first measurable snow of the season.

As for the week of November 10th, we will have to wait until Friday before we see our best chance of the white stuff. Temps will be quite mild on Monday and Tuesday (maybe we'll see 60 on Tuesday), and then the cold front will start to creep toward us starting on Wednesday. According to our latest data, we could see accumulating snow showers during the day on Friday as the coldest air of the fall pushes eastward. But the better news is that a larger storm could be taking shape for Sunday into Monday morning. There's an outside chance we could be talking about delays for Monday, November 17. Bring it on, Old Man Winter!

Cold air is a-comin'. (Image courtesy of Accuweather)
Of course we have the GSD collective eyeball trained on it, and we'll let you know should the weather news grow more encouraging as we get closer to the weekend. Until then, thank a veteran if you meet one on Tuesday as you enjoy your day off. If you don't have the day off, thank a veteran anyway. And, of course, keep your fingers crossed that the storm at the back end of the weekend grows into a bigger event.

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