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Minor Snow Accumulations From Boston To Worcester Likely Overnight

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

BOSTON (CBS) – January is coming to an end with just 6.8” of snowfall thus far in the city of Boston.

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We will have one final opportunity to add to that lean total tonight and early on Tuesday morning. Believe it or not, the storm system that will be responsible for the snow will be located way out west, in the Dakotas and Minnesota.

A long frontal boundary (warm front) will extend outward from its center and pass through New England. This will not only bring the chance of snowfall but also bring in much milder air for the midweek.

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The timeline for the snow is mainly after midnight tonight and most will fall north of the Mass Pike.

Light to at times moderate snow from Boston to Worcester northward is likely just after midnight through most of the morning commute, tapering off after 7 or 8 a.m. South of the Pike, just a few scattered or stray snow flurries are possible.

As for snow accumulation, it won’t be much at all. We are forecasting a dusting to an inch from the Mass Pike north into Southern New Hampshire.

There could be a few isolated locations (elevated) which receive as much as an inch and a half. Farther north into Central and Northern New England, there will be a bit more precipitation and some of the mountains may see upwards of 3” or a touch more.

Thereafter, the milder air works in. Temperatures will climb into the low to mid 40s Tuesday afternoon, and low to mid 50s Wednesday.

There are a few chances later this week and over the weekend at more significant storms but many weather models as of this morning are pushing these storms well to our south, far enough to miss Southern New England.

The timeframe for these potential storms would be Thursday night and again late on Saturday or during Sunday, but again, as of today it does not appear likely that we will be affected in a major way by either one.

You can follow Terry on Twitter at @TerryWBZ.

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  1. AshlandWxNerd77 says:

    Dissapointing winter. Although not really a winter. More like a couple of late March’s/early Aprils strung together. Incredible.

    1. WAYNE says:

      disapointing !!!!!!!! More like awesome!!!! No snow , ice or slush to walk in , above normal temps , lower heating bills etc!!! Sounds awesome to me , and many others–lol–Dissapointing ? NOT

  2. GoPatsGo! says:

    This has been the best winter ever!

  3. Matt Souza says:

    its been a bad year for winter but a great year for the pats. good luck patriots

  4. man-o-wx says:

    I have found this winter to be palatable. The amount of smoke from fireplaces is well below the average,

  5. Topkatt88 says:

    I like weather. We see it all. I like snow but I don’t care if we have “dead winters” either. They happen. It’s just a fact of the climate and the pattern here. After last year I’m not minding the easy one (so far). We’re approaching the half way point of winter weather, climatologically (about February 2). We’ll see what happens from here.

    I’ll stick to trying to forecast with any detail out a few days, general outlooks out to 10 or 15 days tops, and let the season take care of itself.

    Good evening everybody. :-)

  6. Cynthia says:

    So one long range forecast shows snow for Sunday and the other shows partly cloudy. Just makes this station look stupid. Can’t seem to make up your mind?

  7. BaileyMan says:

    Hey Everyone!
    Well we all know that this has been an extremely anomalous winter to this point. In terms of average snowfall, if you throw out the October Snowstorm for much of interior SNE, there has been little snow to talk about. And in fact, we would be on course for a close to record breaking snow drought (at least up until this point in time).
    I just looked over the latest models and they have had an incredibly difficult time remaining consistent regarding their analysis of weather prognostication outside of 96 hours. They are a tremendous amount of uncertainty as to why exactly? That is not to say, that the models do not typically struggle with long range prognostications, especially outside of 96 hours! However, this year the models seem to be exceptionally erratic in terms of trying to accurately forecast beyond the 96 hours! Could it be insufficient programming that is to blame? Incomplete data? Or, worse of all, incompetent programmers!!??
    But, for what it is worth? I think that occasionally even our best science and intentions come up short in predicting future weather occurrences, when we are unsure of the ever changing and enigmatic variable that contribute to specific weather patterns and/or conditions.
    A lot of this could arguably be contributed to Global Climate Change, but perhaps not entirely?!
    As my good blogger friend Topkatt88 has so accurately indicated in past blogs, he does not see Any CURRENT evidence that this snow drought is about to change anytime soon!! And although Topkatt88 is not suggesting that February cannot still become a colder and snowier month?! He will hold his guns..Until proven otherwise in terms of predicting a colder snow filled February (regardless of the models depictions). Until proven otherwise, and I am beginning to conquer with his analysis. And here is why?
    To my understanding there is not any definitive evidence that solar activity or, SME is resulting in our current rather snowless and mild winter season. In fact, the only truly reliable way to obtain data of the Sun’s energy emissions would be… well, to measure the Sun’s energy emissions.
    Further, satellite measurements only cover an extremely small portion of time and simply do not provide enough data to tackle this question. As a result, we must rely on other methods which, although may be less than perfect, they can certainly provide us with long-term information and thus, more informed conclusions.
    Precise records of solar activity observation go back decades and consist of data collection as well as, sunspot activity. With confidence scientists denote that, an increase in sunspot activity generally results in an increase in solar radiance as, apart from emanating more UV radiation than normal, these are usually accompanied by solar flares and/or coronal mass ejections. Research by enthusiastic astronomers who have duly noted sunspot activity since the invention of the telescope, clearly shows that not only have there been more and more sightings since the onset of the industrial era, but also that there were almost none to be found during the period known as the little ice age
    Further data pertaining to carbon 14 concentration in the atmosphere, promotes a long term proxy for solar activity. It also clearly indicates that the solar activities we experienced in much of the USA this season, correspond to the medieval warm period at about 1000 A.D., and is not entirely out of the ordinary, were it not for the fact that it appears to have been on a much steeper rise in recent history.
    “A different study from NASA also inferred solar activity for the last 11,400 years using carbon-14 dating of organic material. It concluded that the Sun’s activity during the last 70 years is ”exceptional”, that activity has not been this high for more than 10% of the time in 11,400 years, and never has it been as prolonged as it is now”
    Noting all of this, the study warns against assuming that this alone could explain the temperature increases in the past three decades, saying that it is unlikely that this was the dominant cause.
    It should be noted that, we have come full circle, parting from the established consensus, getting a look at the alternative view and finally returning to the middle ground. Like mentioned in the beginning, the greenhouse effect is a fact and it being the inevitable consequence of the physical properties of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases should alert the reader to the reality that, even if you can find a thousand arguments as to why anthropogenic climate change is nothing but a myth, you still can’t turn carbon into gold. It is what it is, and it does what it does.

    It appears evident that, the single-minded focus on carbon emissions seems to have distracted from true understanding. The Earth’s meteorological system is far more complex than is currently understood, and not to include variations in solar output in our calculations is flawed, not to mention the potentially dozens of other variables that are misrepresented, exaggerated, undiscovered and/or simply ignored.
    Experienced forecasters and climatologists should understand that the world doesn’t revolve around us and that not everything has to do with us. Unfortunately, we are still a very young species, and some of us still wish to cling on to that notion… Some people even got killed for suggesting otherwise and I can only hope we are a little wiser for it today.

    Have a great day all!

    1. BaileyMan says:

      Research by enthusiastic astronomers who have duly noted sunspot activity since the invention of the telescope, clearly shows that not only have there been more and more sightings since the onset of the industrial era, but also that there were almost none to be found during the period known as the little ice age
      Further data pertaining to carbon 14 concentration in the atmosphere, promotes a long term proxy for solar activity. It also clearly indicates that the solar activities we experienced in much of the USA this season, correspond to the medieval warm period at about 1000 A.D., and is not entirely out of the ordinary, were it not for the fact that it appears to have been on a much steeper rise in recent history.
      “A different study from NASA also inferred solar activity for the last 11,400 years using carbon-14 dating of organic material. It concluded that the Sun’s activity during the last 70 years is ”exceptional”, that activity has not been this high for more than 10% of the time in 11,400 years, and never has it been as prolonged as it is now”
      Noting all of this, the study warns against assuming that this alone could explain the temperature increases in the past three decades, saying that it is unlikely that this was the dominant cause.
      Note the following is from a analytical study MIT…Parapharased and a few sentences directly quoted… they are as followed …..:” It should be noted that, we have come full circle, parting from the established consensus, getting a look at the alternative view and finally returning to the middle ground. Like mentioned in the beginning, the greenhouse effect is a fact and it being the inevitable consequence of the physical properties of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases should alert the reader to the reality that, even if you can find a thousand arguments as to why anthropogenic climate change is nothing but a myth, you still can’t turn carbon into gold. It is what it is, and it does what it does”.

      1. John says:

        BaileyMan- Thank you for responding to my post. You will so not regret this. I do not know the email to give you to respond to. Please keep checking and when you see the post send an email to the address giving to you. I will be the first person to welcome you along with many other people. You will love it here. Just trust me this is for real. You will be asked a question so we know it is you. the fake posts that you get here saying from you, we know the real from the fake. Just keep checking and respond, I am working on it.

  8. Italo says:

    BaileyMan, excellent historical points made and data described, IMHO. At the same time, meanwhile, no matter how increasingly mild this winter, or our overall annual climate year-in-year-out may become, in our lifetimes we will still have frigid single-digit days, ice, and snow events in Boston winters; wet, damp nor’easters in our springs and autumns; glorious fall foliage; and summer days with thunderstorms, highs in the 80s and 90s, and sultry beach days with warm water temps. I’ll never be lulled by Mom Nature if she were ever to try to trick me into thinking we’ve seen the end of wintry winters or summery summers. If anything, increasing extreme clashes between retreating concentrating cold to our far north and advancing more potent heat to our south, won’t eliminate but rather will strengthen the same weather conditions we’ve always seen and which will continue to be typical of our northeastern U.S.-location weather patterns here in the Boston area, in my opinion.

  9. Matthews says:

    Hey John, sounds like you have a little crush on BaileyMan. Asking a question so you know it’s the REAL one. OMG, this is like high school. Almost a little too creepy.

  10. No Snow says:

    Where’s the snow? ;-) The way things are going, we’re hitting the beach in March! Never even bought gas for the snowblower this year! Put a fork in winter… it’s done!

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