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

Friday, March 10, 2017

Tuesday Storm is Buzzworthy

Light snow has made its way to the ground in Berkshire County this morning, mostly in the southern half. The snow should be ending soon, and then we will await the arrival of unseasonably cold air later tonight and into tomorrow.

All the buzz, though, is about the Tuesday storm. It's easy to get sucked into the hype, but this storm might actually warrant it. Preliminary reports suggest coastal New England will get blasted--blizzard conditions could happen--and the storm will be strong enough to spread plenty of snow into the Berkshires. We're seeing forecasted liquid precipitation between 0.5 inches and 1.25 inches for our part of the Commonwealth, which would yield 6-15 inches of snow. We all know that 6 inches is certainly enough to cancel school on Tuesday. Whether we get 3 inches or 15 inches from this storm, it will be an all snow event--no sleet or freezing rain will mix in.

The National Weather Service is already prepping us for a storm on Tuesday.

There is also a scenario where the snow continues all the way through Wednesday morning's commute. Double snow days might be in play for some districts, but to believe in that outcome this early would be foolhardy.

Stay tuned throughout the weekend for more updates.

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