Another powerhouse winter storm takes aim on the Hub.

Yet another blog devoted to bitter wind, cold and major snow. Today is all about the bitter wind & cold with partial sunshine. Raking roofs & shoveling still need to get done and will be tough today with wind chills below zero the entire day–actual air temps will range from 10-15. Clear skies tonight with a diminishing wind.

The weekend does feature yet another major snowstorm, a storm that will likely produce blizzard conditions early Sunday morning for coastal New England. Here is the storm breakdown:

* Light snow arrives 2-4pm Saturday with a break in the snow from 10pm until midnight. Plan on 2-4″ of snow on the ground by 10pm Saturday. The snow will ramp up in intensity shortly after midnight Saturday and continue until 11am Sunday when it will starting tapering to flurries and then cease Sunday afternoon. (Our *Special* map shows snowfall potential with this storm–most of which falls after midnight Saturday). 

* In terms of Valentine’s plans for Saturday evening–it will be snowing early in the evening but not heavily and I think it will even become patchy and light after 9pm up until midnight. In my opinion, getting to & from the restaurants is doable–just allow extra time.

* Wind isn’t much of an issue tomorrow evening but they will crank early Sunday Morning and last into the afternoon…gusting between 40-60 mph along the coast.

* Minor coastal flooding/beach erosion is a likely at the 7:30am high tide on Sunday–especially north facing beaches/towns such as Newburyport, Sandwich, perhaps Scituate.

After the storm bitterly cold air lingers for Monday with a moderation in temps for Tuesday before our next chance of snow arrives next Wednesday. Mercy.

~JR