Table of Contents
Blizzard Warning Winter storm warning
Blizzard Warning A winter storm warning snowstorm cautioning was given early Friday morning by the National Weather Service for regions along the shore. Our First Alert Weather group accepts snowstorm conditions will be acknowledged from the shoreline of Maine to the bank of New Hampshire, eastern Massachusetts, including the Boston region, south shore and the south coast also.
That last checked snowstorm in Boston was on March 13, 2018. What qualifies as a confirmed snowstorm? Three continuous hours or more with extensive falling or blowing snow that diminishes perceivability to a fourth of a mile or less and incessant blasts or supported breezes at or more than 35 mph.
Snowstorm versus blizzard
Snowstorm, Nor’easter, Bomb-Cyclone, call it what you need, this one resembles the greatest tempest of the period. As figure models update and our climate group channels through the clamor, numbers, and outlines, we keep on welcoming you the most recent reports on this tempest.
Blizzard and winter storm warnings have been issued in Massachusetts ahead of a nor’easter that is expected to bring up to two feet or more of snow, intense wind gusts, and coastal flooding to New England on Saturday.
“We’re going to be tracking 1 to 2 feet of snow, widespread, across the area,” 7Weather Meteorologist Chris Lambert said. “Pretty much everywhere, from sunrise to sunset, is going to be the height of the storm. This is going to be an all day event.”
Barnstable, Dukes, Essex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk counties are under a blizzard warning from 7 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Sunday. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour is possible at times.
Total snow accumulations of 18 to 24 inches are possible in Boston, the MetroWest, the Merrimack Valley, the North Shore, the South Shore, the South Coast, and on parts of Cape Cod. Some areas along the coast could see isolated pockets of 30 inches of snow.
Worcester and others areas across Central Massachusetts will likely see 12-18 inches of snow. Up to a foot of snow is possible for parts of Western Massachusetts.
Travel could be very difficult to impossible due to the flooding and the strong winds could cause tree damage and power outages, the National Weather Service warned.
The storm is expected to wrap up overnight Saturday with dry conditions by daybreak on Sunday.