BOSTON (CBS) – Here we go again … For the third time in about a week we are making snow maps and talking about schedules.
February always reminds me of the last peak that you have to climb to get to the top of the mountain. The end is in sight, but it just seems like boulder after boulder. Technically the shortest month on the calendar, but easily feels like the longest.
Tuesday’s storm will have some similarities to Sunday’s:
– Most snowfalls fall in daylight
-Start time from mid to late morning, 8-11 a.m.
– cleaning time between 7-10p
-Snow, dangerous travel the only real impact … no wind or coastal concerns
There will be some notable differences from Sunday, however:
– The highest snow is north and west of Boston (not the south).
– More rain / mixing south of Boston
Aside from a few early morning thunderstorms, steady snow begins around 7 a.m. in Western MA, 9 a.m. in Worcester County, and around 10 a.m. in Eastern MA.
The heaviest snow and most accumulations occur in the afternoon and evening between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tapers from west to east … 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in western MA, 7:00 am to 8:00 am in central MA, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm in eastern MA.
HOW MUCH / CONSISTENCY:
Coating on 1 ”: Cape and islands … down there very heavy and wet, washed away
1 to 3″: Cape Cod Canal north of Plymouth / Marshfield and in the interior of the southern counties of Plymouth and Bristol … again very heavy and wet and mostly washed away by the rain in the afternoon
3 “to 6”: All areas north of Plymouth and Providence including Boston, Worcester and north through southern New Hampshire. The further north and west you go, the lighter and fluffier the snow consistency
First the cold … nothing like what will be in the Midwest this week, but lots of daily highs in the 20s Wed-Fri in southern New England.
At the moment it seems that Thursday and Friday the storms will slide so far south that we sometimes just get a couple of temporary thunderstorms.
The next major storm hazard seems to be Sunday … Far too early for details on this subject, but of course you may be shoveling for the second Sunday in a row!