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.

-Nathan

Published by Nathan Coram

Hello! I'm Nathan Coram, a 19 year old meteorology student and weather geek, and am going into 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, 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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