12/2/19 – Afternoon Update

Good afternoon! Quick forecast update.

After getting 12″ of snow last night and early this morning, we are in a bit of a lull at this time. Snow will be ramping up this evening and overnight before ending late in the morning tomorrow.

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I am expecting 4-10″ of further snowfall before the end of the storm; the reason for the wide range is because we will be near some extremely heavy snow bands. If we can get into the very heavy snow, there is even a chance we could exceed 10″ overnight; if not, we still end up with somewhere in the vicinity of 6″ more. When the system is all done, we will have somewhere in the 14-22″ range for total snowfall between the two parts of the system (although I’d scale it to at least 16″ in tandem with the first part of the forecast).

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Additional school delays and cancellations are possible tomorrow. I might update this later depending on how the mesoscale patterns play out as the second phase of the storm plays out.


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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