Weather by Tim Kelley
Monday March 10th, 2014 - 2:45 pmView/Hide Photos
The Jay Cloud Magic is set for this week. It should produce at least a little bit of snow each day and in some cases, a lot of bit of snow. First up, a weak clipper racing in on the northern stream Sunday Night - Monday Morning should be could for 2 new. Then another fast moving clipper is good another 2 new early Tuesday. The temperature is quite comfortable, and wind light to moderate to start the week.
Tuesday night we have a new batch of much colder air pushing in from Canada in the northern stream. At the same time a very wet storm is lifting out of The Gulf of Mexico in the southern stream. Ought oh, that sounds like trouble. Dr Egon Spengler says we should never cross the streams, "that could be very bad". Ha!
Phasing the streams is good though if you like cold, wind, and snow. A Major Nor'easter will be in the Gulf of Maine Thursday morning. Here at Jay Peak that should mean 2 days of heavy snow, Wednesday-Thursday. The attendant wind and chill will add a decidedly January Attitude to this storm. If deep freshies with less wind are your choice, GET HERE FOR FIRST LIFT FRIDAY.
The storm riders of Thursday can not compete with the 55 mph wind (snow may stop falling, but wind will redistributing), That will leave you plenty of first tracks Friday morning. But move quick on Friday because more wind and snow should be here Friday night, yet another Clipper could deliver a little more snow for early Saturday as much warmer air arrives next weekend (not a melt down, just nice).
How much snow this week?
Here is a real daring attempt to answer that question.
Friday (night) 1"
I believe that's about 22". When we deal in numbers of this magnitude the margin for error increases. So the forecast this week is 12"-32" of snow. It's about time March behaved like March is supposed to behave.
Are you ready to hear about The Saint Patrick's Day storm yet?
Didn't think so. Next update is Wednesday at 1pm.
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!"