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With This Storm Done We Now Look Towards Thursday Night’s Snowfall Across Western & Central Mass

The storm system which brought 2 to 5 inches of snow across the lower Pioneer Valley and 4 to 9 inches of snow to Central parts of Mass is now pulling away from the region. Officially, I recorded 7.3 inches of snow here in Sturbridge from this storm. Other snowfall total reports include 5 inches in Wilbraham; 4 inches in Ludlow; 9 inches in Dudley; 8 inches in Charlton; 7 inches in Webster & Oxford; 6 inches in Auburn; 5.6 inches in Shrewsbury & 4.6 inches of snow at the Worcester Airport.

How close was this storm to being a blockbuster snowstorm? Well, just a few miles to the south, West Hartford received a whopping 15.2 inches of snow and Tolland recorded 12.5 inches of snow.

Anyways, let’s move on from this huge, epic headache of a storm onto the next snow threat, which looks to occur on Thursday night.

Snow Expected On Thursday Night: A fast moving low pressure system is expected to track southeastward across central New England on Thursday night before moving into the Gulf of Maine on Friday morning. This storm system is likely to bring with it a swath of snow that affects the entire area during Thursday night with the snow ending around sunrise Friday morning.

Current indications seem to point towards snow overspreading Western Mass by about 7-8 pm and then overspreading Central Mass by about 8-9 pm or so Thursday evening.

Snow is then expected to continue throughout Thursday night before it comes to an end around sunrise Friday morning.

While snow amounts are anticipated to be somewhere in the 2 to 4 inch range across the entire area, this is something that’ll need to be monitored.

The reason why is because the dynamics and forcing with this storm are pretty impressive and it could produce an area of very fluffy snow that’s able to put down a decent accumulation in a short period of time.

So, for now, I am expecting total snow amounts of 2 to 4 inches of very fluffy snow during Thursday night across all of Western and Central Mass.

Even More Snow Looks Possible On Saturday: Another low pressure system is expected to track off of the Mid-Atlantic coast during Saturday. How close this storm system gets to our area will determine whether it snows or not on Saturday. Some model guidance such as the GFS model shows a track close enough to bring a few inches of snow during Saturday. Other model guidance such as the European model is too far south and thus we stay snow-free this weekend.

At this point, I’ll just say that there might be a storm that could bring us a bit of snow on Saturday, but the actual chances of it occurring are less than 50 percent. This means don’t change any plans you may have for the weekend.


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Most of the snow that once covered this little tree, has been blown off by a few heavy gusts of wind this morning

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