Wintry Week Ahead

Close call today…monster storm–one that achieved #Bombogenesis this morning (a rapid intensification of  a storm)–passed well south of New England. Despite passing well south of the region, 6 communities still achieved blizzard status…Falmouth…Hyannis..Plymouth…Nantucket…Martha’s Vineyard…and Chatham. Pretty impressive for a storm so far away. Had this storm track 100 miles closer to us, it would have been ballgame with much of southern New England getting 25-30" of snow with hurricane force winds. Yowza.

This storm continues its track into the North Atlantic tonight & will take the wind & snow with it. Most towns will end up with anywhere from 5-10" of snow by midnight with some locations along the South Shore/Coast/Upper Cape up near a foot of snow. Still nothing like last year tho–at this point last year the season total for Boston was up to 63"……this season (thus far) ~22". #Perspective

As for the rest of the week, there are two more storms that graze southern New England–one on Wednesday & the other on Thursday. They both have been robbed the necessary ingredients (by tonight’s storm) to become full blown monsters. Sooo……..all we can expect from those storms are a bunch of clouds & Wednesday & Thursday with the risk of a few isolated snow showers each day. Temps will be seasonably chilly for much of the week with signs pointing to a visit from the Polar Vortex late in the weekend. Mighty cold weather for Sunday & Monday of next week is on the table.

Enjoy your Monday Evening.

~JR