1-16-2018 – Storm Update #2

Good evening!

Quick update here… The timing of the storm is unchanged, with light snow possible this evening, then the main event starting around midnight. The worst of the storm will be between 5 AM and Noon, with the heaviest snow intensity and a very treacherous travel situation, especially north and west of I-95/128 (including Dracut). Snow will wind down in the afternoon and early evening. These impacts remain unchanged in the Dracut area compared to this morning’s forecast.

I am now forecasting a widespread 4-8″ of snow for western, central and interior northeast MA, much of NH, VT, and northwest CT. That zone includes Dracut, where I think we will land right around 6 inches. The snow will be fairly fluffy in most of the zone, with a somewhat wetter snow inside of I-495 and a not-as-fluffy snow (but not super wet) just outside of 495. Inside of I-95, expect a heavy, wet 2-4″ snow, with some rain mixed in at times. Further south, 0-2″ is likely with more rain mixed in.

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Have a great evening!

Published by Nathan Coram

Hello! I'm Nathan Coram, a 20 year old meteorology student and weather geek, and am in my junior year at UMass Lowell as a meteorology major. I am the current Vice President of the UML American Meteorological Society Local Student Chapter. Prior to at UML, I attended the Dracut school system for my K-12 years, having graduated from Dracut High in 2018. I first got into weather with the December 2008 ice storm, which knocked out my electricity for 4 days. I had no idea how it could be raining and becoming ice immediately, and how rain can knock out power. (Now I do - warm layer aloft, cold air at surface). But I didn't really get into it until the heat of July 2010 and specifically a few severe weather events during that month, followed by the year 2011, which featured several high profile weather events. Since then I have had a growing interest, and am hoping to make it into the meteorology field, preferably with NOAA/NWS. But for now, I'm blogging here on Dracut Weather (also on Twitter and Facebook), helping with the UML Weather Center social media, and tweeting about the weather on my own account as well. Thanks for visiting!

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