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No Rest: Two Storms on Tap Next Week

No rest for the weary. We have not one, but two storms ready to roll through the region next week. Both of these storms look like they will be similar to the last storm we had, with rain south and snow north.


STORM #1: SUNDAY NIGHT TO MONDAY


This storm will be similar to the storm we just had, with rain south and snow north, however, depending on where you are, the storm will seem very different. This is because the rain/snow line will be further north. The MA-NH border and the border between Rockingham county, NH and York county, ME will see primarily rain after experiencing snow in the last storm.


The heaviest snow will stretch from the Berkshires, through the Green Mountains, central New Hampshire and Maine away from the coast and far north areas. A widespread 5-10 inches will fall in these areas, with upwards of a foot plus in a strip of Maine that stretches north of Bangor to the eastern Canadian Border.


The snow will be the heavy and sticky kind for many areas, and with this much snow, there is potential for scattered to even widespread power outages in northern New England. Residents who live in areas where at least 5 inches are forecast to fall should be prepared for outages. Wind gusts as high as 40mph could exasperate the problem as well.


Much of southern New England will see mostly rain, perhaps ending as some snow. A widespread one inch of rain is expected. There will also be gusty winds, especially along the coast, although winds are expected to remain below damaging levels at this time. Coastal flooding is becoming an increasing concern with this storm.



*A full report on this storm will come this evening*


STORM #2: WEDNESDAY NIGHT TO THURSDAY


This storm will track similar to storm #1, but this storm may become more organised and stronger than the first storm. Similar to the first storm, this one will bring all kinds of precipitation to parts of the region, as the track will be similar, coming across, or close to, Cape Cod and the islands.


This storm could blow up into a strong coastal storm with potentially damaging winds along the south Shore of Massachusetts and widespread heavy rain and snow. The track and timing of the storm, which is still somewhat in the air, will be crucial for snowfall amounts, the rain/snow line and coastal flooding impacts. The NWS of Norton, MA states:


"Given astro tides will still be elevated and should have a good pressure rise/fall couplet there may be coastal flood issues once again. As is the case for the Sun night-Mon system timing will be key...Probabilities of 1+ inches of accumulating snow has increased to 10- 60+ percent per the NBM. Chances are highest across northern MA at this point, which makes sense as we may have some cold air in place before the system lifts in. Given the track uncertainty at this point have just stuck with default NBM, but will be something to keep a close eye on."

Early indications are showing that the rain/snow line will once again be near the MA-NH border, with the storm being primarily snow into northern New England and rain in southern New England. It does appear that this will be the stronger of the two storms.

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