Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Latest Storm will probably go out to Sea

In my last blog I mentioned a storm I was watching for Thursday night into Friday morning. I have bad news for all the snow lovers out there, this storm will probably only give us an inch or two. Looks like the storm will be pushed away from us so we only get the edge of the storm. The cape may get 3 or 4 inches. This makes me sad, but I will continue to watch this just in case something changes.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Friday Snow

We may end up with a little bit of snow Friday morning so I will be keeping an eye on this one. The storm will most likely stay out at sea but southern New England may still get some snow.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Next storm?

So we have a little bit of the white stuff but I am sure we will not have it for long. With warmer temperatures (above freezing) moving in for the week there should be a lot of melting. The next chance of snow is Friday. I will have to keep an eye on the temperatures because it may be warm enough that we get rain instead of snow. I'll let you know

Friday, January 22, 2016

Conflicting reports

This snow storm #Jonas is giving me a headache. Most places are reporting that the snow amounts in Massachusetts will not be that high, with 6 inches being the most forecasted for the southern most part of the state. I was finally accepting a small amount of snow (even though we all know I want LOTS) when I read that the NAM model has shifted the storm north and then the Euro model does the same meaning snow amounts can go up. Then Tony Petrarca posts this map on twitter.

He says the storm may linger around and we will get ocean enhanced snow. this map shows 11 inches in Boston and more than that south of the city. This was just posted and no one else has mentioned the amounts going up. NBC has the highest totals showing in the map below and every other meteorologist has lower amounts,

So I don't know what to think.  I am so confused???????????

The Canadian model (GGEM) shows Boston getting 5 - 7 inches and looks like our area is in the 10 inch range.

I guess we have to wait until the storm is on top of us before we know how much snow we are getting.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Nothing New to Report

The storm is still coming and the track is still uncertain. It appears the bulk of this storm will remain south of us dropping about 3 inches of snow but if the storm moves a little more North then our snow totals go up. Nothing is for sure yet. Stay tuned...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Say goodbye to the storm

Looks like this storm is going to stay further south than first expected. I got all excited over nothing. The mid atlantic will get hit with 2 feet but we may end up with only 5 or 6 inches. The snow will start early afternoon and continue into Sunday late morning. The further south you live the better chance of snow. Hardly anything north of Boston.

I will update on Thursday if anything changes.

Afternoon update

The problem with blogging about a storm so far in advance of its arrival is that the forecast is constantly changing. What I write now may be totally different tomorrow morning but here goes.
One change since my last post is that the storm is coming a little later. The snow will probably start Saturday afternoon instead of in the morning.

There are a couple of different tracks this storm can take

right now most meteorologists are thinking track #1 but there is a possibility that it will travel further south leaving us with only a few inches of snow.

Matt Noyes is a meteorologist for NECN. His early prediction is 8-12 inches in our area (southern mass and RI) then as you get closer to the Mass pike 4 - 6 inches and only 2-4 inches in Northern Mass.
Everyone keeps saying it is too early to give out amounts. Below are the graphics I found with some sort of amounts.

This is from channel 4 WBZ

No amounts on this one from NECN but heavy snow means up to a foot.

Accuweather.com posted this map with us getting 6 to 12

Down Graded

As with all storms that we start talking about weeks in advance, the forecast constantly changes. This storm, named Jonas, is no different. The storm will still happen and it will bring 1-2 feet of snow for places like Washington DC, but not here. Since we live south of Boston we should still get a sizable snow storm but not a foot. The snow was once scheduled to begin in the early morning hours of Saturday but now forecasts are leaning towards early afternoon Saturday.  I will continue to follow the news surrounding this storm and blog updates whenever I get them. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Storm Update

to quote a meteorologist from channel 4 "There WILL be a significant east coast storm"

The reasonable amount to expect is 6+ inches but there is a 40% chance we could get a direct hit which would mean a foot or more and there is a 25% chance this could go out to sea and we would get less than 6 inches.

This storm is still out over the Pacific and needs to travel across the United States and dip south then travel up the eastern coast. Because the storm isn't even close a lot can change between now and Saturday. Stay tuned.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Weekend Storm

Every report I have read says the same thing "It is too early to tell" but there is a storm headed this way. How much we get depends on far out to sea it goes. The potential is there for a significant storm.

The amounts of snow posted on weather.com have gone down a little from 2 days ago. The totals are now 6-10 inches

There is another source that is predicting a little more than that.  I have been following Southern New england Severe Weather Alerts. This facebook page is predicting my kind of storm but we have to wait and see. All I can say is that I will be busy this week reading every thing I can about the storm.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

More Info on the storm for next weekend

I found this on Facebook

As the article says This storm is still a week away but I will be watching! and of course you can find daily updates right here.

Little Accumulation

Have you been outside tonight? We have some snow falling. Actually coming down quite heavy right now but the meteorologists claim only a couple of inches will stick.


I have finally found some substantial snow in the forecast. Still a week away though. Saturday the 23rd weather.com is predicting a foot of snow. I will be sure to keep you posted. Meanwhile there is a chance for a few flurries Monday and Tuesday

Monday, January 11, 2016

A little snow on the way but Nothing Substantial

There is more precipitation coming Tuesday night but probably going to be more rain than snow. The problem will be the timing as the rain/snow mix will be falling during the evening commute.

after this the temperatures will remain in the mid to upper 30s for the rest of the week.

I am so upset! I want some plowable snow!

Thursday, January 7, 2016


For those of us that love our snow, this winter has been pretty depressing. I'm not asking for much, just a little (2-3 inches) will look quite pretty and that will make me happy. Unfortunately there is nothing in the near future. The minute I hear of any snow coming i will be sure to write about it here on my blog. We can't go an entire winter without snow, can we? Stay tuned...