Weather by Tim Kelley
Thursday April 24th, 2014 - 3:53 pm
For a change we did not get the mid week snow, just mid week blow.That was chilly air from Canada, helping preserve our snow pack.
Next up on the weather front is, 'where were you in January?' Greenland Blocking. That is usually synonymous with a multi day Jay Cloud. And even in late April it's not unheard of to experience a few days of snow in a row, here at our unique geographical position on the Canadian Boarder.
A storm producing severe weather in the central USA plains will cut toward southeastern Canada, but then will be forced under the Greenland Block this weekend. A new low will develop in the Gulf of Maine with a dose of rain and elevation snow here on Saturday, and perhaps into Sunday.It will not be the fluffiest snow we get, but for this time of year, to have a few fresh turns (especially up high) we will take it. The early guess in 5" snow Saturday with a possible 4"+ bonus on Sunday if we get the backside Jay cloud to form. Wind should not be a huge factor this time. Initially strong south wind Friday night, will rapidly decrease to near clam, like the eye of the storm, on Saturday, before shifting in from the north at light to moderate speed on Sunday. The weather will be drier Sunday, so if it's still snowing it will be colder and drier snow.
Monday and Tuesday we get a break with some sun and seasonable air. Another, liquid heavy, storm may try and come our way the middle of next week. Although that looks more like rain, so did this Saturday system from a few days back. So things can change. The forecast is always a work in progress.
The real long range forecast says it may snow again next weekend too. We'll see.
Who is Tim Kelley?
A native Cape Codder, Tim says "Dad taught me how to read Barometer, Mom taught me how to smile."
He learned to ski at Blue Hill near Boston 4 decades ago. But it was Burke Mountain Vermont where is was exposed to big mountain skiing while earning his B.S. in Meteorology at Lyndon State College, class of '87.
Tim has started his weather career at WMUR Manchester NH, then went to WLNE in Providence RI, before settling at his current TV gig, New England Cable News (NECN) in 1992. You can also see his surf and ski reports on SkiTheEast.net, Boardliving.com, and SurfSkiWeather.us.
He says "It's an honor to be part of The Jay Team, look for me in TIMbuktu!"