However, this system will not disappoint once you get to New England, as the cold air is really crashing in, and the result is increasing forcing to produce heavy snow.
The snow is winding down for us. Maybe another 1/2 to 1" at most. It is pretty. Total will be closer to 3-5" in the valleys and another inch or so on the ridges. I hope you get to enjoy it at least a little bit.
- Cold air is not moving all that much the last few hours. Could be the suns influence, yet is this a sign that it may not come in as soon as we thought? The dew points have dropped appreciably, so the temperature will drop off this evening as the sun sets. My concern is if it’s a few degrees too warm … or if delayed by a couple of hours … leads to big changes.
- Better developed in Midwest than expected. Does this mean storm is stronger and will move a little slower and closer to the coast? This could lead to a couple hour’s more of snow.
- Vertical Motion: The models are showing some insane intensity. This lift could lead to 2-4” snowfall rates. If this happens then 4 hours of snow could still yield 8-12” of snow. I have experienced what insane snowfall rates can do. The snow turns lighter, fluffier, and much larger so it piles up very fast.