One Storm at a Time

2015-02-14 23:04:45.000 – Kaitlyn O’Brien, Weather Observer/Education Specialist

 

We have certainly been experiencing a very active weather pattern this month, and it doesn’t appear to be letting up any time soon. An area of low pressure currently impacting New England is expected to bring up to a foot of snow along the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire, with totals possibly exceeding a foot in localized areas. Snow has already begun falling across much of the area and will likely last through much of tomorrow before finally tapering off tomorrow night.
 
Snowfall totalsStorm snowfall totals courtesy of the National Weather Service, Gray, ME
 
Behind the low, cold arctic air will arrive, sending temperatures plummeting across the state. Winds will also increase, with speeds in the triple digits expected on the summit of Mount Washington.
 
But that’s not all. Once this system passes through, a ridge of high pressure will arrive early in the week and will quickly exit before another area of low pressure develops and arrives at our doorstep once again. The amount of snow expected out of this next midweek storm is hard to determine at this point in time. Models have been very inconsistent about the track, which will greatly impact precipitation totals.
 
 
GFS projected 6hr precipitation 7AM WednesdayGFS projected 6hr precipitation 7AM Wednesday, February 18 courtesy of the Oklahoma Weather Lab
 
 
 
GFS projected 6hr precipitation 1PM WednesdayGFS projected 6hr precipitation 1PM Wednesday, February 18 courtesy of the Oklahoma Weather Lab
 
For the time being, let’s handle one storm at a time!  

 

Kaitlyn O’Brien, Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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