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Snow Piling Up in the Northeast; More on the Way Set to Make for a Miserable Situation

8 Feb 2015, 4:26 pm

Snow Totals

The last three weeks in the Northeast have been snowy, to say the least. And yet another weekend/early week storm is bringing snow to the winter-weary Northeast, potentially adding double-digit snow to the massive snowpack that blankets parts of the area.

As of publication, at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Many locations in Massachusetts and Upstate New York had recorded between two and five inches of snow. A few isolated reports of more than six inches was also reported. And the snow isn’t over just yet.

The threat of additional heavy snow has also prompted the City of Boston to cancel school Monday and Tuesday. Something not often done in snow-hearty Massachusetts. Before the start of this most recent event, more than 54 inches of snow has already fallen in Boston, since January 1. Adding the potential totals from the current system, snowpack just north of Boston area could close in on five feet; making travel extraordinarily difficult.

More than four inches of snow has fallen in Boston and up to eight more inches are possible though Monday night.

The City of Boston has issued a snow emergency and has declared a parking ban for some “restricted streets.” Residents are expected to move their cars out of these restricted areas by 6:00 p.m., Sunday.

Below is a day-by-day forecast of what to expect from Old Man Winter:

Sunday Night

1

Snow will be on-going for many parts of southern New England and Upstate New York. The heaviest precipitation — from Syracuse to Boston — will fall though the overnight hours. At times, visibility could be quite low, especially under some of the heavier bands. According to the National Weather Service in Boston, snowfall could reach one to two inches per hour in the early morning hours of Monday, especially along the I-95 corridor. Travel could be VERY treacherous during this time and travel is ill advised.

Monday

2

Snow, heavy at times, is likely to continue through the day. The morning commute will be especially miserable for many parts of Upstate New York and southern Sections of New England. Snow could reach as far south as New York City and Philadelphia, but a mixture of rain, freezing rain and snow is more likely. New York will sit very close to the transition line, but the threat of ice could make for very treacherous travel conditions. Keep that in mind if your traveling in these areas.

By late Monday, the snow will be winding down in Upstate New York and it will taper off from west to east, through the late evening hours.

Monday Night

3

Through the overnight hours, the snow will start to taper off in the Boston Metro area and points northward. An additional inch of snow will be possible during this time frame. The system should finally fully move out of the region early Tuesday, with the exception of a few snow showers lingering over northern parts of Maine.

When all is said and done, a large swath of the Northeast — especially from western New York to eastern Massachusetts — will be buried underneath a foot or more of snow.

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