The Straw

Everywhere we look: snow.

Everywhere we go: snow.

Everywhere I go: “what about the snow on…”.

Every model I look at: snow.

Personally, I don’t mind the questions, but the subject matter is starting to wear on everyone. Being a meteorologist isn’t fashionable these days, but this isn’t a popularity contest either. We have to deliver the goods.

So if I told you that this weekend’s nor’easter may be the last of this snowy pattern, could you stick it out? Or will this be the straw that broke the camel’s back?

Those questions are probably best left unasked. Yet, I do see a light at the end of the tunnel. Our snowy pattern may ease, but the cold remains until the end of the month. We’ll get cute with the details later.

In the meantime, we’re facing down two snow events. Lightweight snow accumulation tomorrow, then a bigger storm from Saturday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. 24 hour event in the works.

Yes, yes, that was the storm we were missing  yesterday. But did you really think we’d miss out on two nor’easters in this pattern? Aren’t you just happy we got one? (Pardon the rationalizing.)

Tomorrow’s event is low budget snow. Lots of the day will be spent under the clouds and in flakes and flurries. It’s not until the late afternoon that we see a steadier snow with some light accumulation. (See map at right.)

The weekend storm details are also to the right. Valentine’s Day with the sweetheart? Save a seat for the snow. It will be hitting hard overnight on Saturday. This storm is so large, we may see near-blizzard conditions on the Cape/Islands. Coastal flooding seems minor at this point, but we’ll have to see how the ocean responds to this tempest.

More details to follow….but I’m not sure they’ll be any better.