No More Snow? It’s Possible

By Terry Eliasen, Meteorologist, WBZ-TV Exec. Weather Producer

BOSTON (CBS) – Winter’s last gasp? Perhaps.

The last three years we have received our last measureable snowfall on March 1st, March 9th, and March 1st respectively.

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Might we continue that trend this year?

Boston received 5.3 inches on Sunday morning and the weather models are not indicating any snowfall over the next week to 10 days.

So with March starting on Tuesday, it is possible that we may look back at Sunday as the last gasp of snow in 2011.

Freezing rain was a real issue this morning.

Freezing rain occurs when the atmosphere is warm enough for rain from the top down, but below freezing at the very bottom layer, ground level.

That lowest layer of cold air is now being scoured out and temperatures are steadily rising to near or above freezing in all of southern New England.

Not only that, but the steadiest and heaviest rain will be exiting our region early this afternoon, and just some scattered showers will persist through this evening.

Watch Melissa Mack’s forecast:

You’ll need to be a bit careful early tomorrow morning.

Temperatures will cool into the 20’s late tonight as skies clear, so some ice will redevelop on untreated surfaces.

The rest of the week looks very quiet with mainly sunny skies each day, just a rather dry cold front slipping through later on Wednesday which will usher in somewhat colder air for midweek.

Looking farther ahead, we could be in for a bit of a warm up this weekend. Temperatures could climb into the 50’s by Sunday with some more rain on the way early next week.

  • Robert Paniagua

    Uhhh……..That would be great, especially for the MIAA Basketball/ice hockey tournament, hopefully there’ll be no more than one or two postponements rather and a whole three days’ slate. Now I wonder about spring season from April 5 (time of the first or so scheduled games) thru June 18th baseball/softball state Final Day), hopefully it wont be too rainy either to keep the inclement weather postponement rate to below 5%

  • Dianne

    I think Charlie had said he didi not think we would get anymore significant snow. let us hope.

  • Cynic

    I have always said,”Well thats the last snow for this year”…and I have always benn proven right…Eventually.

  • smack

    If I were a betting person I would not bet against Mother Nature. We have had snow in April and May, so never say never. Sorry to burst anyone’s bubble.

    • Cynic

      Smack..Do you remember the time that the Sox were snowed out in May?

  • justsayin

    Probability of snow in May is extremely low for the metro Boston area. I believe it has occurred twice since 1977….among the rarest Boston area events so I wouldn’t consider it significant. It certainly can snow in April, slightly higher probability, but also somewhat insignificant chance that we’ll see major snowstorm in April. April Fool’s Day storm was rare indeed. More likely we’ll see flurries and cold rainy days in April. Been around here 50 years so for what it’s worth that’s my two cents…

    • Cynic

      The main couse of the April fools storm was God knew that all the plows had been put away for the year and he wanted to embarrass Menino…..He did a good job of it.

  • Wizard

    NO MORE SNOW ! ! !

  • alpha

    Winter’s not over yet. I can’t shake the feeling that we are going to get another moderate 4′-8′ dumping of heavy, wet snow before all is said and done, possibly in early April. It won’t be another “April Fools Day Storm of 2007”, but I sense this winter definitely has a late season snowstorm left in it.

    I also remember some “close calls” in recent years when it was almost cold enough for snow in late April and even May. A few years ago we had a cold rain Nor’Easter on Marathon Monday that was similar to today. And a couple years before that we had another “cold rainstorm” in the mid 30s that got all the meteorologists excited about possible snow… around MAY 20TH.

  • carol

    Stupid and irresponsible thing to predict. What won’t your station do to get ratings? You are such a loser. Will you go on TV live and admit you were wrong when it snows? I doubt it.

  • matt

    think wbz is going to eat their words!! looking at the models it looks like it will be up and down though the week with low 40s in the boston area just go back down about a week from now.

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