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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Friday/Saturday storm still possible but latest info takes it mostly out into the ocean

The Friday/Saturday weather system still has promise. It has all the ingredients to become a major snow producer for New England but the components of this mixture may not be in the right place at the right time. In a nutshell, there is a critical shortwave in the polar branch of jet stream that will need to dig a little deeper Friday and help ignite this storm before it slumps into the Atlantic Ocean. There is no reason to think this isn't possible but recent model guidance says that this much needed storm is a no go with snow confined to southeast New England. We have seen this movie before, we have seen 11th hour, 9th inning twists of fate and we may need one here. I'll have a fuller update by Thursday morning but in the near term, we need to root this storm along.

2 comments:

Benedict Gomez said...

This looks like a Virginia and North Carolina event, what are you seeing?

Kristen S. said...

I'm starting to get concerned about next week (my first VT trip in 2 years). What are chances for some terrain-induced snow showers to make up for that one scary-looking day I see ahead?