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More Early Season Snow in Store for Northeast?

25 Oct 2016, 7:07 pm

Barely 100 hours removed from a healthy early-season dose of snow, the Northeast could be gearing up for another round of wintry precipitation later this week.

An area of low pressure moving east will meet just enough cold air in the Northeast to create an initial burst of snow for areas of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and potentially even interior Connecticut and New Jersey Wednesday night and into Thursday. Snow amounts for most locations aren’t expected to exceed a few wet inches, but some of the highest locations in the Adirondacks in northern New York and northern Vermont and New Hampshire may see a half foot or more of snow.

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The snow will then change over for almost everyone to a quick mix of sleet, snow and rain before changing to all rainfall.

Most significantly, places like Albany, New York, Scranton, Pennsylvania and Springfield, Massachusetts could accumulate their first snows of the season a few days to perhaps even a few weeks ahead of their typical average first snowfall.


Additionally, a separate system led to flurries on Tuesday as far south as Worcester, Massachusetts on Tuesday, but the majority of the flakes were confined to the Green and White Mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire, although accumulations were far ligther than this weekend’s heftier totals across New England and upstate New York.

This snowfall could come on the heels of an early dose of winter late last week and last weekend, where up to nine inches of snow was observed in parts of Vermont, New Hampshire and upstate New York. Most of that has since melted, but trees weighed down by last weekend’s snowfall could be at risk for snapping, potentially leading to scattered power outages. Remember to shake trees that appear to be drooping under the weight of the heavy, wet snow.


Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on this early-season snow event.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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