Our Nor'easter is well off the New England coast continues to bring snow to many this evening, especially along the shoreline. Here in western Mass, we saw an interesting afternoon where narrow bands of heavy snow set up, bringing amounts of 8-16” west of I91 (isolated reports nearing 2 feet). East of this band, snow amounts were significantly lower-more in the range of 3-6”.
Some snow amounts from today:
Southwick, Granville, Cummington, Holland 12"
Hawley, Heath, Leyden, Brimfield 11"
Westfield 10" - 4" (West Springfield Side)
Amherst, Sunderland, East Longmeadow, Chicopee 4"
We stay blustery and unsettled today as the coastal storm moves into the Canadian Maritimes. Gusts to 30mph are likely and occasional snow showers and squalls will be around in the valley throughout the day. Temperatures make it into the middle and upper 30s, so roads should stay wet with a scattered coating at the most.
The Berkshires will continue seeing snow showers through most of Wednesday and a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Berkshire County through 8pm Wednesday for an additional 3-6" of snow. Snow showers will finally break sometime Thursday morning.
Our weather will at least be mainly dry (outside the Berkshires, which may still have lingering snow showers) Thursday and Friday. We stay blustery and chilly with highs near 40 Thursday afternoon. Colder air spills in Friday and Saturday with highs in the low 30s, but with plenty of sunshine! There should be some temperature improvement Sunday, but not too much-still a cold, dry day for the parade in Holyoke!
We begin next week dry and sunny, but with temperatures staying well below normal for mid-March.
Our ‘blocking’ weather pattern holds tight for another week and we get hit with some colder over the next 7 days. A pattern shift is looking possible mid-next week, but another coastal low will be possible at that time as well. Some things to watch.
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