1/16/20 Evening Update re: Sat 1/18 Storm

Good evening!

Quick update on the Saturday (1/18/20) storm; full update at some point tomorrow.

TIMING: Starting around sunset (give or take) Saturday evening, with steady snow Saturday evening and early overnight. Snow starts to wrap up after midnight, perhaps ending as a light rain or ice; all precipitation should be over well before sunrise Sunday. Worst of the snow mid-evening Saturday.

TOTALS: Widespread 3-6″ snow for much of interior Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire; this includes Dracut. Some higher terrain locations could see over 6″, with some amounts less than 3″ near the coast.

Have a great night!
-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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