Worst Nor’Easter Since Great 1978 Blizzard in Boston………….Outlook for Us Based On the Latest DataFebruary 8th, 2013 at 10:46 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
HISTORIC NOR’EASTER WITH WINDS TO 75 MPH, THUNDER & LIGHTNING & 3″ PER HOUR SNOWFALL RATES………
Historic blizzard continues to deepen & conditions worsen in the Northeast. Wind gusts to 75 mph & 3″ per hour snowfall with thunder & lightning are hammering Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut & Long Island. This is the worst storm in Boston since the great blizzard of 1978 (this was not our Blizzard of ’78……….1978 had many bad snowstorms & bitter cold…….our historic blizzard was proceeded by the historic Nor’Easter that hammered Boston a few weeks later).
Over 19″ of snow has already been reported on Long Island as of 10:15 p.m. & 18.5″ in Connecticut as of 10:30 p.m. Bedford, Massachusetts has gusted to 75 mph. Power outages & downed trees are widespread over 6 states.
OUR SUNDAY SYSTEM……………
Saturday looks mostly sunny with a southeast to south wind at 10-15 mph with highs of 38 to 44.
Right now, it appears rainfall will arrive in the western counties by 8 a.m. Sunday & overspread the area through early-mid morning. Rainfall looks to exit the area by midnight. The heaviest rain currently looks to fall in the late afternoon to early evening Sunday with some thunder possible in places. With gusty south to southeast winds, high temperatures will run in the middle 40s to lower 50s from north to south across the viewing area. 0.50-1″ of rainfall still looks good.
NEXT WEEK………..TO FEBRUARY 22………..
Watching next week. One or two system will require a continuation of snowfall potential here. Storm track & snowfall amounts are in question, but we need to continue to watch this. This will be followed by much colder air flooding in from the northwest, knocking our highs down to teens to 20 & overnight lows in the single digits. A couple clipper will be possible in this cold air with some minor accumulating snowfall.