Spring Snow Storm Deja vu

2014-03-21 17:16:56.000 – Michael Kyle,  Weather Observer

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One year ago to the week, I wrote a comment about how winter does not want to come to an end. The Observer Comment talked about how spring was a few days away but forecast models were showing that another late season storm was in the making. Six days later that storm came through and dropped two feet of snow on the summit, and caused shift change to be pushed back a day. Now one year later, it is looking like we might have a repeat situation with a similar snow storm.

Although spring has officially begun, the summit has received 13 plus inches of snow over the past 48 hours and an additional 3-6 inches of snow are expected in the next 48 hours. However, the end of our shift week looks like the best possibility of a significant snow storm for the New England Region. For the past few days, forecasting models have been showing a Nor’easter making its way up the east coast and into the gulf of Maine for Wednesday. If the current path holds true, then the worst of the Nor’easter will remain out to sea with its impacts mostly being seen in the coastal areas of New England. However, if the path of the storm shifts west by as little as 100 miles, it could lead to one of the more significant snow storms of the year, here in the White Mountains.

This is still a few days away, but the models have been in agreement so far, and show the storm’s path remaining further out to sea. We will continue to monitor the storm as it develops and update you with information as we get it. As always, you can go to the observatory’s weather page to see the summit’s current conditions and the region’s weather outlook.

 

Michael Kyle,  Weather Observer

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