Another Snow Storm Flakes Out

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

BOSTON (CBS) – Snow just wont come easy this winter…Granted this storm was not your typical February snow storm; it was actually several pieces of energy that all are coming together to form a storm just as it is passing by the offshore waters of New England. Most weather models showed this happening just in time for us to catch the northern fringe of this development, a very tight fit and yet another close call. As the pieces approached the East Coast last night, it started to become apparent that this was not all going to come together in time for a lot of snow in southern New England. Instead, the heaviest snow bands would be just offshore over the open waters.

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So, with the most intense snow bands just to our east, snow totals will be less than were forecast yesterday…

The best chance for a decent snow accumulation and something plowable will still be in southeastern Massachusetts, where 1-3″ of snow is now expected. This includes Cape Cod and the South Shore where rain changed over to snow around 8 a.m. A steady, moderate band of snow is likely to affect this area late this morning through early this afternoon. In Boston and areas farther north and west there will just be light snow and flurries, leaving a coating to an inch at most.

All the snow tapers off later this afternoon, so you can get out and do any cleanup before dinner – most of us will just need a broom to brush off the cars. Temperature will plummet this evening and overnight as a surge of Arctic air moves in. This will cause some icy spots where roads haven’t been treated, so please be aware of this if you are traveling tonight.

No more snow in the forecast for the next several days, as we approach mid-February and start to wonder if this winter will go down in the record books as one of our least snowy ever…


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