Worst Nor’Easter Since Great 1978 Blizzard in Boston………….Outlook for Us Based On the Latest Data

February 8th, 2013 at 10:46 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog


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.


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.


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.






15 Responses to “Worst Nor’Easter Since Great 1978 Blizzard in Boston………….Outlook for Us Based On the Latest Data”

  1. mad man from afghanistan says:

    This should be a spring or summer event not winter, lol

  2. Joey says:

    I’m not usually a pessimist, but anymore I fear that every potential snowfall will end up south or east of us. I hope someone can prove me wrong.

  3. Jim says:

    Hey all at least we have a chance ?

  4. Monster says:

    Jim I don’t think snow is in forcast. I wish I was wrong but I see it going south. Chad is saying cold temp next week. Im sure it will get cold and no snow. I’m trying to stay positive but I don’t think it will happen. I’m moving to Boston. Lol

  5. Jim says:

    Another Dud

  6. ch n ffort says:

    Well it mite as well go south since everyone else around us has snow. Mothernature is against is for the second year n a row

  7. Crista says:

    Yep. Im just waiting for Spring. Lets wrap 2012\2013 winter and start planning for spring. Maybe next year….

  8. Jim says:

    Crista the Stoogies would really like a huge dump before then. We need to hear its coming not it may come.

  9. Dave fagan says:

    here n Jersey snow

  10. Teri says:

    Is a beautiful morning in Lafayette. Been watching some amazing news coverage on the Blizzard..WOW!

  11. Autumn says:

    Crista.. I hear ya .. Well.. to a point. I wouldn’t complain if we had a small blizzard left in us however I started planning my 2013 gardens last week. Will begin germinating seeds in the next couple of weeks.

  12. Autumn says:

    It seems EXCEPTIONALLY soggy this year.. I mean our gravel drive has turned to quicksand like it never has before.. Seems strange after such a long period of no rain last year.. Or does that have something to do with it? We’ve had plenty of precip other winters that didn’t completely sog out our drive so we can’t drive on it.

  13. Jim says:

    Hey Stoogies still no snow. Keep up the faith. Moe

  14. Jim says:

    Interesting snow in forecast next thur-sat lets see what they have to say.

  15. shawn says:

    says no snow

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