BOSTON (CBS) – February never seems to disappoint. All of the winter / snow lovers who complained in January and wondered if winter is over … I think we have your answer.
For the second time in a week we are tracking a southern New England snowstorm that coincides with Super Bowl Sunday.
Some “good news” point to hammering home:
-This will be a quick way in and out of here in about 8 hours
-The impact is likely to be limited to snow accumulation and travel, no real wind, coastal flooding, and power outages. (Highest wind gusts mainly limited to capes / islands)
– Mainly a light and fluffy snowfall for those north and west of Boston … lighter amounts up there too so very easy to move around. Can’t say the same thing south of Boston … much heavier consistency and higher amounts of snow in this area
-If you’re thinking of waiting for a flurry of snow after TB12 hoisted the MVP trophy, conditions won’t be bad … snowfall long gone, winds not too gusty … temperatures in the 20’s
Arrive when it snows … 7-8am on the south coast, 8-9am Boston, 9-10am to the border between MA and NH.
Even snow and mostly accumulation … 10 am-6pm
Between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. the snow tapers from west to east
Coating on 2 “ northwest of Route 2, mainly in the far northwest of Massachusetts, southern Vermont, and New Hampshire
2-4 “ 495 belts including Lawrence, Lowell, Marlboro and Worcester … also 128 belts including Boston
4-8 “ Most of Southeastern MA including Plymouth to Providence, South Shore, South Coast, Cape Cod and Islands
Don’t worry, but still gusty in southeast Massachusetts.
32 km / h (northeast) along the south coast
30-50mph (northeast) Cape Cod and Islands
WHAT COULD GO WRONG:
A few more questions about the northern extent of the heavier snow plow. It cannot be ruled out that areas north of the pike could achieve higher amounts of snow.
There is also a chance that parts of the cape and islands could receive mixed rainfall, reducing the final snow totals.
An active pattern next week with storm probabilities around Tuesday and again late in the week. At the same time, an arctic air mass descends with the coldest air of winter in the USA in the Midwest. When or if this cold air moves east to New England remains to be seen.