As we reported earlier today, a winter storm is set to affect regions of New England later this week, giving weekend warrior reason to celebrate as powder days seem to be on tap for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this week reports NOAA.
The updated NOAA forecast has significant snowfall totals that should leave up to a foot of snow on the higher elevations of northern Vermont, New Hampshire, and western Maine.
“Central and Eastern Vermont…including the Western Slopes and Northeast Kingdom have been placed under a winter storm watch.” – NWS Burlington, VT
“A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for all of New Hampshire and western Maine for Thursday afternoon thru Friday morning” – NWS Gray, ME
The US National Weather Service in Caribou, Maine has snowfall totals in New Hampshire reaching up to 18″!
Winter Storm Watch (Vermont)
…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.
* LOCATIONS…CENTRAL AND EASTERN VERMONT…INCLUDING THE WESTERN SLOPES AND NORTHEAST KINGDOM.
* HAZARD TYPES…SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS…6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW.
* MAXIMUM SNOWFALL RATE…UP TO 1 INCH PER HOUR… MAINLY THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY.
* TIMING…SNOW WILL DEVELOP ON THURSDAY AND BECOMING BRIEFLY HEAVY AT TIMES ON THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY…BEFORE TAPERING OFF BY FRIDAY EVENING.
* IMPACTS…HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY ROADS, ALONG WITH POOR VISIBILITIES ARE EXPECTED FOR THE THURSDAY EVENING AND FRIDAY MORNING COMMUTES.
* WINDS…SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH…BECOMING NORTHWEST ON FRIDAY.
* TEMPERATURES…HIGHS AROUND 30 THURSDAY AND LOWS IN THE MID 20S FOR THURSDAY NIGHT.
* VISIBILITIES…BELOW 1 MILE AT TIMES.
Winter Storm Watch (Maine)
…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.
* HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 OR MORE INCHES LIKELY. SOME AREAS WILL LIKELY SEE A FOOT OR MORE.
* TIMING…SNOW WILL START BETWEEN LATE MORNING AND MID AFTERNOON ON THURSDAY AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT. THE SNOW WILL COME TO AN END FROM SOUTH TO NORTH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.
* IMPACTS…TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT AT BEST BY LATE IN THE DAY THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT. SOME POWER OUTAGES WILL BE POSSIBLE WHERE TEMPERATURES LINGER AROUND THE FREEZING MARK DUE TO A POTENTIAL PERIOD OF WET SNOW.
* WINDS…NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.
* TEMPERATURES…IN THE MID 20S TO LOWER 30S.
* VISIBILITIES…ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.