In the Northeast the snow usually piles up by the inch and not the foot, but a few inches each day can start to add up. Over the past 5 days Stowe, Jay Peak, and Sunday River have picked up 17-18 inches of snow. The snow continues to fall today and tomorrow before a break for the end of the week and into the weekend.
Even with some rain mixing in last Friday several waves moving through the Northeast over the weekend kept snow showers going on the mountains. Northern VT, NH, And Maine picked up the most with the Southern areas picking up 4-5 inches of snow. Stowe is not up to 113 inches on the Season and Jay is up to 134. I had said at the beginning of the Winter that even in a warm pattern the Northern areas can still do ok with snow as the storms usually follow the battleground between the warm and cold. It would just be nice to have more snow and less rain with the bigger storms.
There is a warm front moving from South to North today across the New England and as the warm air overrides the cold a line of snow has developed. As it moves across VT, NH, NY, and ME today it should bring a general 1-3 inches of snow with the highest amounts across Northern New York.
As low pressure tracks in from Canada on Wednesday the warm air ahead of the low will raise snow levels with maybe some light drizzle or rain showers on Tuesday. Here is the GFS precipitation map for Wednesday.
Northern Maine will pick up the heaviest precip as the lowe movest directly across the state and Northern Maine will stay all snow so 5-10 inches could accumulate there. Then Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night as the low passes the snow levels will come back down and light snow will fall across the Northern mountains. Expecting only 1-3 inches at best mainly in the Northern Green and White mountains where Stowe could add to the totals bringing them close to 2 feet for the week.
The second half of the week and into the weekend looks quiet with sun and temperatures in the 20’s and 30’s on the mountains. The next chance for a storm looks to be Sunday night into Monday as low pressure tracking up through the Ohio Valley could transfer energy to a developing coastal low along the East Coast. As the storm tracks North up the coast we could see several inches of snow over the Northeast. Here is the GFS map for Monday.
The track will be important to who would get the most snow. Obviously on this run of the GFS the snow would be across Southern areas of New England. This storm is still 6 days away so a lot could change but it is something to watch this week.
Beyond that next week it looks like some Arctic air could begin to pour into the East behind the storm with a clipper pattern developing. That would mean another week of light snows piling up by the inch. BA