April Fool’s Day Snow

2017-03-31 16:58:16.000 – Nathan Flinchbaugh, Summit Intern


The calendar says spring but Mother Nature doesn’t necessarily follow schedules, especially in New England. Just in time for April Fool’s Day, another snow storm stands to blanket parts of the Northeast with fresh snow. As of mid-afternoon Friday, the first bands of snow had already made it to Southern New Hampshire, with a few inches already accumulating in the southwest part of the state. Here on the Mount Washington, flakes began to fly just after noon, and fog is in the process of trying to retake the summit.

Luckily for most, this will be a rather quick hitting event, with the heaviest snow falling tonight before rapidly dissipating Saturday morning. Even so, some folks will be measuring over a foot of new snow by Saturday afternoon, including potentially staff on the summit.

Predicted snowfall amounts for the Northeast as of Sunday evening from the GFS model.

Most models seem to indicate the jackpot region for this storm will stretch from the Merrimack Valley, southward into Worcester County, and west into the Berkshires. These are the areas that stand the best chance at receiving over a foot. The White Mountains may not pick up quite as much from this particular storm; however upslope snow showers will linger behind the departing coastal low. While most of New England is digging out Saturday afternoon, we’ll likely have an additional full day of snow showers to deal with before we dry out sometime Sunday night.


Nathan Flinchbaugh, Summit Intern

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