The last few days has brought some major swings in the overall five to ten day forecasts. A few days ago the ten day was quite wet and crappy, but with the latest data influencing the latest changes, an Omega Blocking pattern has brought a period of amazing weather conditions for the foreseeable future in Southern New England. Noticed greatly by a trough ridge trough pattern on an upper level map, an Omega block slows weather systems down and stalls them to the west, keeping any weather at hom
Snow Map shows that parts of ACK and CHH could see as much as 6" while the Canal could see 2-4" and the easternmost parts of SE MA could see 1-3" of snow, high wind gusts over 65mph expected east of the Canal and 74mph Plus for ACK.
The last three weeks of weather across Southern New England, especially considering Cape and the Islands as been so boring it has felt like early Spring. However, models are beginning to show a better consensus of an impactful nor'easter tracking east of the 40N/70W benchmark in the day 4 1/2 to 6 period and there are legit signs it could be an extremely impactful storm. What the impacts are exactly won't be known until Thursday at the latest. We have time to figure out a few issues. Until t
A decent to significant snow threat exists between Monday, FEB 10th and Wednesday FEB 12th of this upcoming work week. Models are showing a strong -EPO/+PNA ridge couplet with a strong -AO arctic vortex near Hudson Bay, Canada and a stalled out front along the East Coast of the US. We don't know the eventual tilt of the short wave trough that comes out of Canada in the arctic jet and we don't know the position of the coastal low and its track or strength. We don't know the presence of enough
Latest 6z NAM run comes in hot with over a foot of snow for Chatham in about a 12 t0 18 hour period from 10z Saturday, February 1st to around 00 FEB 2nd or 7pm EST Saturday night. The latest run of the NAM intensifies the shortwave, as a stronger negative tilt occurs as it approaches the NC coastline, around 35N: 75W. This run also brings the surface low from the central GOM to the interior of SC and NC before it reaches the location of 35N: 75W. Then the low tracks Northeastward towards the
This morning, I am going to share with you why a snow event is possible and not yet certain....
Why it is possible...
NAO is in transition still positive but diving towards neutral slowing duration of the precipitation and storm's movement based upon phasing and capture potential at H5
PNA/EPO coupled ridging over the western CONUS could lead to an earlier phase potential as the northern stream disturbance is shoved southward across the Midwest and OH Valley regions allowing a col
Yes, chaos in the pattern will lead to superstorm potential. The shortwave nature of the pattern on the 12z and 18z runs of the 1-23-2020 cycle of the GFS operational run suggests a massive threat exists in the pattern for New England extreme weather events. The chaos involved in the pattern from troughs to ridges in a short wave pattern suggests too many eggs in the basket and no one will have an idea of the pattern for another six to seven maybe even eight days from today. I could take the
Long term pattern is shaping up to bring a parade of massive coastal super storms, at least the potential. A strong combination of a -NAO/-EPO/-AO/+PNA pattern is shaping up around Day 8 onward. Right now nothing is ever set in stone, but the potential exists for a weekend snow threat next weekend first weekend of February 2/3rd or Super Bowl Bomb party once again, like the Blizzards of the past. However, the Patriots will not be participants for the first time in four years. Enough with the
It appears at this moment that the next three snow threats fall on these dates or combination of dates: 15/16th, 18/19th and 20/21, almost every other day kind of succession pattern as the jet becomes quite active with multiple energetic systems in the flow. As you try and solve a puzzle, you try to fit the pieces in the area you believe it belongs looking at the picture it is supposed to be on the front of the box. Weather forecasting is the same basic idea. The difference and is a major di
Just to update the area, with another day tomorrow at least 10 degrees F above normal expect temps to drop throughout the week. Snow returns next weekend. Not until then, the threats for this week are rain at this point in SE New England.
I-95 corridor from eastern CT to NE MA - 2-4"
SE MA interior includes city of Boston, MA 2-4"
Cape Cod Canal eastward to Hyannis 4-6"
Hyannis eastward to Provincetown 6"+
Snowfall forecasts for the January 7/8, 2029 Snow event
**Alert Level - Awareness!**
Potential Nor'easter impending day 4 - given both uncertainty and time frame, this level is only for awareness. Given unknown factors at play and will not know the extent of the systems at hand for the next 40 hours, we will not gain confidence until a better consensus develops and we get closer to the event period. January 5th is the date for the nor'easter impact period. We will know the most by 00z Saturday, Friday evening, 7 pm cycle.
That is all for
**signal for a decent moderate snow event is increasing at least for the interior portions of SE MA and the rest of SNE. Cape Cod and the immediate coast is still in question.**
A large long wave troughing pattern is developing in the next 48 hours as a major piece of energy amplifies the trough as it enters the eastern US. Still questions to intensity, track of parent system and lack of cold air source. I will keep you abreast of the situation at hand.
Have a happy New Year's eve of celebration and remembering our past year and last decade of greatness and welcome in a New Year and a new Decade of fun, love, health and wealth to everyone and their family. Love you all. Hope to a snowy winter ahead.
All I can say to sum up what the pattern looks like the next ten days for coastal SE MA, is "Meh" a good ten day period to write a novel. I will update once something pops on the radar. Enjoy the 50s tomorrow.
The next seven to nine days the pattern supports a rathe benign and quiet week, especially from this weekend through next Friday, with temps moderating through the lower 40s for highs support a rather just below average temperatures for early winter and late December period. Averages are rather low this time of the year and into the January into March period for the next year. The 2020 New Year are supportive of a rather snowy period. Latest models in the medium to long range support a reload
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