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Look Back At Blizzard 2015 Amounts For New England

January 29th, 2015 at 7:51 pm by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Good Evening From Chief meteorologist Tony R Petrarca..
One take away from this is how close the New York City metro area really was from getting clobbered with 2 feet of snow.

It was a tough call for meteorologists in New York.

 

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Blizzard Comparison: More Snow 2015, More Impact 2013

January 29th, 2015 at 5:06 pm by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

If we go strictly by snowfall totals; the Blizzard of 2015 beats out the Blizzard of 2013.  Here are the official numbers from TF Green Airport (this was a very close call):

Blizzard of 2015: 19.1″

Blizzard of 2013: 18.0″

But listening to people discuss the storm on the streets of southern New England, most will tell you that the Blizzard of 2013 was a tougher storm to get through.  They will point out 2 parts of the 2015 blizzard that made the aftermath easier to handle:

1) Drier, fluffy snow was easier to shovel

2) Drier, fluffier snow didn’t stick to trees and power lines leading to less power outages.

 

I decided to quantify the the difference in the snow consistency between the 2 blizzards.  I did this by looking at the total liquid equivalent (how much water there would be if you melted all the snow) for the 2 storms.  Notice that the Blizzard of 2013 had about 0.5 inches of liquid more than the Blizzard of 2015.

Total Liquid for Blizzard of 2015: 1.08″

Total Liquid for Blizzard of 2013: 1.63″

That doesn’t sound like a lot, but it can make a big difference in the snow consistency.  To get an idea of how “wet” or “dry” the snow was between the 2 storms, we can calculate the average snow to liquid ratio:

2015 Snow-Liquid-Ratio = 19.1(snow)/1.08(liquid) = 17 to 1

2013 Snow-Liquid-Ratio = 18.0(snow)/1.63(liquid) = 11 to 1

This is actually quite a difference.  A 10 to 1 ratio is used as a number for the “typical” New England snowstorm; the Blizzard of 2013 came in very close to that ratio.  As we know, a typical New England snow is a pain to shovel once we get more than several inches.  It’s also heavy enough  to weigh down trees and power lines.  Once we get into the range of a 15:1 or a 20:1 ratio (Blizzard of 2015), the snow becomes a lot lighter and fluffier.

 

THE WIND MAY HAVE ALSO MADE A DIFFERENCE

Both the Blizzard of 2013 and the Blizzard of 2015 were windy, but the difference between the 2 storms actually surprised me when I first looked it up.  Here is a summary of the wind gusts at TF Green.

Blizzard of 2015: From 1AM to 9AM on  January 27 (Tuesday), there was at least one gust over 40 mph every hour.  The peak gust during this time was 48 mph.

Blizzard of 2013: From 7PM to midnight during the peak of the storm on February 8th, winds  frequently gusted between 40 and 60 mph.  The peak gust during the time was 63 mph.

 

It should be noted that parts of eastern Massachusetts were extremely windy during the Blizzard of 2015.  Nantucket and parts of Cape Cod recorded winds gusts in the 70s (mph).  But the TF Green data above demonstrates that the extreme winds made it further west into Rhode Island in 2013 than they did in 2015.

 

IT WAS LIKELY A COMBINATION OF DRIER SNOW AND RELATIVELY WEAKER WINDS THAT LED TO LESS POWER OUTAGES FOR THE BLIZZARD OF 2015

 

Forecasting exact snow consistency is tough, and the snow was certainly a little drier than I anticipated.  That’s a good thing, because the last issue we need when we are clearing away the snow is for the power to go out! -Pete Mangione

 

 


Light Snow Returns Tonight

January 29th, 2015 at 9:02 am by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

It’s been a frigid start to the day.   With the fresh, deep snow pack, light winds and clear skies, the temperatures at 6am in many valleys and sheltered areas were well below zero.  In fact, in some communities is was the coldest morning of the winter season so far!

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Thursday 6am Temperatures

Despite the frigid start, the temperatures this afternoon will recover nicely, with highs temperatures near 30° by 3pm.  And it won’t be nearly as cold tonight.  In fact, our computer models are showing temperatures holding steady or even rising a few degrees after midnight.  That’s as our next weather system moves in.  It’s a clipper system diving across the Great Lakes this morning that will develop into a strengthening coastal low near New England on Friday.  Clouds will thicken through the late afternoon and evening, with a chance of snow developing after midnight.

The snow may mix with rain near the coast and will continue through the day on Friday.

Light Snow, Mixing With Rain for the Morning Commute

Light Snow, Mixing With Rain for the Morning Commute

Snow may still be falling in spots for the evening commute and through late Friday night.

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Light Snow Continues Friday Evening

In the end, though, accumulations will be minor…. with highest totals northeast of Boston…. and just a coating to 2″ in RI and southeastern MA.

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Accumulations by Late Friday Night

The active weather pattern continues, with yet another ocean storm for Sunday night and Monday.  There’s still no consensus among our computer models as the to track.  Some model runs are showing the storm  completely missing our area and others are showing it close enough to deliver both accumulating snow as well as some sleet/rain.   It’s a larger storm and will need to be watched as we head into the weekend.  Please continue to check back for updates.


What A Difference In Snow Cover…

January 28th, 2015 at 11:32 pm by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Good Evening From Chief Meteorologist Tony R Petrarca

Before the Blizzard our snow cover here in southern New England was lacking.  Take a look at the snow cover analysis maps BEFORE and AFTER the blizzard…what a difference!  The darker purple shows the deepest snow cover.

 

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A Few Chances For Snow Over Next 5 Days….

January 28th, 2015 at 7:07 pm by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Good Evening from chief meteorologist Tony R Petrarca..

Dry skies Tonight , but frigid as temperatures fall to zero to 10 above by dawn. Still use caution traveling Tonight, especially on neighborhood side roads.

Thursday looks cold and dry, but watching our next weather system across the upper Midwest. This will arrive late Thursday night into Friday with some light snow..a mix of light snow and rain near the coast. As the storm moves away Friday night it will draw in much colder air with snow showers everywhere . At this point the storm looks weak as it passes by….but once it moves offshore and away from us it will intensify rapidly.  Need to watch….if that rapid intensification occurs “closer” to our coast, it would mean a more significant snow impact. At this point we are looking at minor snow amounts of just 1-2 inches..

Below is one computer model called the NAM which has a weaker system moving thru Friday.nam_ptype_slp_ne_18


Satellite Photo — Post Blizzard

January 28th, 2015 at 12:59 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Quick post….

Here’s an interesting satellite photo from NASA’s MODIS satellite instrument.  This camera gives us a high resolution, real look at the Earth.   We get pictures daily from MODIS.

In New England’s picture you can see some snow over Southeastern Massachusetts from the Blizzard.  Clouds are in the way of Rhode Island, but you can make out more snow in the mountains over Pennsylvania and New York.  Also, you can see the Finger Lakes in western New York.

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With tomorrow’s MODIS picture, we should be able to see the snow cover across all of New England.  We’re expecting a bright, sunny day.

-Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo

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It’s Official. It was a Blizzard.

January 28th, 2015 at 7:47 am by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Yes, we’ve been calling this recent snowstorm a “blizzard” since Sunday evening.  That’s because we were expecting blizzard conditions in all of Rhode Island.  Now, officially, that’s what we had according to the National Weather Service.   Here’s a picture I took of whiteout conditions in Seekonk late Monday morning.

Whiteout conditions in Seekonk, MA

Whiteout conditions in Seekonk, MA

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Top 4 Snowstorm for Providence

January 28th, 2015 at 5:25 am by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

After an additional 0.6″ of snow fell Tuesday evening, TF Green Airport finished with 19.1″ of snow for this storm.  That ranks the Blizzard of 2015 at number 4 all-time for snowstorms.

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Only the Blizzards of 1978, 2005 and 1996 rank higher.

Official records have been kept for winters in Providence since 1904.  Currently, records are kept at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick.

-Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo


Blizzard of 2015 is a Top 5 Snowstorm for Providence

January 27th, 2015 at 7:19 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

As of 7PM Tuesday, 18.5″ of snow has fallen from the Blizzard of 2015.   That puts this storm at #5 all time in Providence…and it’s still snowing!!!

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While it’s very doubtful that we will get to #1 on the list, we could move up to #4 with just another 0.6″ of snow.  It’s possible that could be achieved before the snow stops tonight.

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-Meteorologist. T.J. Del Santo

 


Blizzard Evolution

January 27th, 2015 at 6:43 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Check out this beautiful picture from NASA of the Blizzard.  This was taken at 5:30PM.

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Historical Snowfall

January 27th, 2015 at 4:24 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Just in….26.5″ of snow in Burillville, and it’s still snowing!

We’ve had a band of heavy snow moving through northern Rhode Island, producing snowfall rates of 1-2″ per hour.

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All of southeast New England will see snow, heavy at times.   Winds will still be gusting between 40 and 50mph in RI, higher over Southeast Massachusetts.

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Blizzard of 2015 – A Top 10 snowstorm for Providence

January 27th, 2015 at 2:15 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

As of 2 p.m., T.F. Green Airport in Warwick has received 17.3″ of snow from the Blizzard of 2015.  That puts this storm in the Top 10 of all snowstorms for Providence.

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We do anticipate another 1″ to 3″ of snow for Warwick, where the airport is located. With just another 1.1 inches of snow, this storm could  end up as a Top 5 snow storm for Providence.

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The ‘granddaddy’ of all snowstorms for Rhode Island is, of course, the Blizzard of 1978. I don’t anticipate that much snow to fall this time.

-Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo


Blizzard Update: Monday Morning

January 27th, 2015 at 4:31 am by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

UPDATED AT 12:50 PM by Pete Mangione

NEW: Blizzard Warning Now Expiring at 8PM Tonight.  This is earlier than the previous expiration of early Wednesday morning.

We will have another full hour of news starting at 1PM.  I just went out in the weather yard and the measurements still held at 17″.  Here are some of the other reports:

What’s on the ground?

Smithfield: 20″

West Warwick: 16″

Middletown: 16″

TF Green: 10″

New Bedford: 18.0″

Portsmouth: 15.0″

North Kingstown: 12.2″

North Attleboro: 14.4″

Burrillville: 21.0″

Chepachet: 19″

Wrentham: 18.0″

W. Glocester: 16″

Taunton: 14″

Charlestown: 15.0″

Providence: 13″

East Providence: 17″

Sandwich, MA: 18″

While you may get a lull in the heavy snow, additional heavy bands of snow are possible through early this afternoon.  Northeastern Connecticut and northwest Rhode Island will have the biggest chance of seeing these heavier bands.  Therefore, several more inches of accumulation are possible.

What are winds doing now?

Wind: Gusts have been ranging between 40-60 mph.  The strongest winds will be this morning, they will taper off a little bit  in the afternoon and evening but it will still be a very windy day.

What is on the way?

Snow will continue through the  afternoon.  It could still be heavy at times, especially in northern Rhode Island.  Once we get into the late afternoon, the lulls will increase.

Accumulation forecast:

We are still going with 18-24″ for most of our viewing area.  Some amounts over 2 feet are possible, especially for northern Rhode Island.

 What about power outages:

If you still have power, chances are increasing that you will keep it.  However, the combination of heavy snow and strong winds through this afternoon could create a few additional outages (especially Plymouth County Massachusetts and Cape Cod).There are reports of power going out, most of them in eastern Massachusetts.

We will have updates online through out the day.  Stay safe! -Pete Mangione

 


Hurricane Wind Warning

January 27th, 2015 at 12:18 am by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

The National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Wind Warning for Rhode Island Sound, Buzzards Bay and the waters adjacent to eastern Massachusetts.

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This is not for sustained winds, but rather for gusts.  Obviously, mariners should remain in port through Tuesday.  We have already seen gusts to 77mph on Nantucket, and these dangerous winds are expected to expand into Rhode Island waters.

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New Weather Camera

January 27th, 2015 at 12:12 am by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

For the duration of this blizzard, we have a new camera we’ll be showing you during our time on air.

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It’s in the Weather Yard! Each dark black line on the yard stick is 6inches.  We’re anticipating the snow to get half way up that yard stick.  It’ll be interesting to watch.  We’ll show a time lapse of the snow accumulation for the duration of the storm.

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Thundersnow!

January 26th, 2015 at 10:26 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

We just got two reports of thundersnow — that’s thunder within a snow storm.  Yup, it can happen.  Snowfall rates have been 1-3″ per hour here in Southern New England.  It’s within these intense snow bands that we get the thundersnow.

In Fall River and Riverside is where our thundersnow reports originated.

Live Pinpoint Doppler Radar continues to show intense snow bands working into Southern New England.

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Winds are Picking Up

January 26th, 2015 at 9:29 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

The winds are starting to strengthen in Southern New England.  We’re seeing wind gusts to 55mph on Nantucket and 43mph on Block Island….all from the northeast.  Here’s the wind gust map from 9:30PM…

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Snow Intensity Picking Up

January 26th, 2015 at 8:48 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

The heavier snow has overspread Southeast New England.

As of 8:40PM, moderate to heavy snow is confined to RI and Southeast Massachusetts, and headed westward into Connecticut.

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7PM Radar Check

January 26th, 2015 at 7:14 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

At 7pm, we were tracking an intense band of snow spiraling into southern RI.  Within this band, expect snowfall rates of 1-3″ per hour.   Visibilities will also drop significantly.

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Expect more of these heavy bands to spin through Southern New England through the evening.

Some accumulations so far:

  • 1.5″ Narragansett
  • .75″ Westerly
  • 1.5″ Wakefield

-Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo


Coastal Flood Advisory in Rhode Island

January 26th, 2015 at 4:58 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

There will be a brief period tonight when coastal flooding could become an issue.  High tide is at 1:03AM.  An hour either side of that time of high tide we could get coastal flooding along the shoreline of South County and on Block Island.

A Coastal Flood Warning is in effect for eastern Massachusetts where moderate to major coastal flooding is possible.

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Monday Evening Update

January 26th, 2015 at 4:42 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Snow will continue to overspread the area this evening.  Bands of heavier snow to our south will push through Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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Blizzard Blog: Timing, Preparation, and Historical Context

January 26th, 2015 at 5:55 am by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

UPDATED AT 2PM

There are 4 Sections to this blog: 1) TIMING AND IMPACTS     2) WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREPARE    3)WILL THIS BLIZZARD MAKE HISTORY?      4)Technical Definition of a Blizzard

Good afternoon! Michelle and I are handing over the controls to Tony and TJ for the rest of the day.  We will back in early tomorrow morning.  Here is an updated blog:

1) TIMING AND IMPACTS

Now through 5PM: Off and on light snow with a few bands of moderate snow possible.  At this point, you still have time to get supplies but use caution as untreated surfaces may become slick.  By 5PM…a dusting to 1″ of snow could potentially be on the ground.

5PM – 8PM:  While roads won’t be impassible, roads may become snow covered.  With a possible high volume of traffic, quick errands may turn into a much longer process.  If  you can, have your errands done by late afternoon.

8PM – Midnight: Things will go downhill quickly.  Snow will becoming heavy at times and winds will gust between 25-35 mph.  Roads will become snow covered and visibility will be reduced at times.

Midnight to Noon Tuesday: This will be the worst of the storm.  Near zero visibility at times, heavy snow, and winds gusting 40-60 mph.  Snowfall rates will approach 2-4 inches an hour. Thunder snow cannot be ruled out.

Tuesday Noon to Wednesday Morning: Still some periods of heavy snow and gusty winds.  Even during periods when the snow lets up, travel will be difficult as the heavy snow will take a while to clear.

Wednesday Morning to Wednesday Afternoon: The storm moves out with some lingering snow and wind.

Downed branches and power lines are likely because of the combination of heavy snow and wind.  This will likely lead to many power outages

Here is what to expect in terms of accumulation.  We will be continue to give you updates online and on the air through out the day.

 

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2) WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PREPARE?

- You may be stuck in your home or neighborhood for several days without power, so plan accordingly.  Make sure you have supplies like food, water, flashlights and batteries.

-Check the batteries on your carbon monoxide detector, and make sure your vents are clear to avoid poisoning.  Vents could potentially be clogged by snow piling up outside.

-Charge your cell phones and computers, and make sure that are at 100% before tonight.

-If you are going out to shovel snow, check around you to make sure there are no sagging branches or power lines in the area.

 

3) HISTORY MAKING BLIZZARD?

Here is a look at 2 notable blizzards in southern New England history:

Blizzard of ’78

Snow Rank: #1

Providence: 28″

Woonsocket: 38″

Blizzard of 2013:

Snow Rank: Tied #6

Providence: 18″

Cumberland: 27″

 

We expect this blizzard to fall somewhere within this range.  In other words, this storm has a chance of falling in the top 6 of all time Rhode Island blizzards.  It is possible we even beat the blizzard of ’78, but that is not a guarantee.  We will have more updates soon.

 

WHAT TECHNICALLY IS A BLIZZARD?

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We will stay with you online and on the air for the next few days.  Stay safe!

-Pete Mangione


Blizzard – Late Sunday Evening Update

January 25th, 2015 at 11:43 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

We are still expecting a major nor’easter to cause huge disruptions in Southern New England.   From Monday evening through Tuesday, snow and wind will create many problems in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Again, plan for widespread power outages which could last for several days.

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Using weather history and computer model consensus, I’ve fine-tuned the accumulation map.  Historically with these slow-moving systems, northern Rhode Island sees the most snow.  Computer model information also continues to show heavy snow over southeastern Massachusetts.   In addition, bands of snow over Connecticut and Worcester County, MA could bring snow totals close to 30inches!

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WIND

Winds over Block Island, Cape Cod and the Islands could approach hurricane force (74mph).   In Rhode Island, northeasterly wind gusts could be between 50-60mph.

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Potentially Historic Storm

January 25th, 2015 at 8:49 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

You may have heard it mentioned that this could be an historic storm.  I’ve even mentioned it, in fact.  To be historic, it has to land in the Top 10 snow storms.  Better yet, it should land in the top 5.

Our forecast is for a widespread 15-30″ for Rhode Island.  Here’s the Top Ten Snow Storms for Providence….I’m thinking we land in the top 3 with this week’s blizzard.

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Blizzard Update – Sunday Evening

January 25th, 2015 at 8:10 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

We are tracking a crippling and potentially historic snow storm.   It’s a long duration storm, one that will last for nearly 36hours and one that could go into the top 5 storm of all time for Rhode Island.

Here’s what I’m expecting…

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Blizzard Warning

January 25th, 2015 at 4:18 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

A Blizzard Warning is in effect for all of Rhode Island, Eastern Massachusetts and all of Connecticut.

This means that blizzard conditions are expected between 7 p.m. Monday and 1 a.m. Wednesday. This, obviously, will be a prolonged storm. Expect heavy snow (1 to 2 feet), damaging winds and very poor visibility. The poor visibility will be due to the combination of snow and wind as well as blowing and drifting snow.

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Blizzard Watch Monday Night into Tuesday

January 25th, 2015 at 8:28 am by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Here is an updated video blog regarding the storm for Monday night into Tuesday. You can also read my thoughts below the posted video:

As TJ mentions in his previous post, confidence continues to grow regarding a blizzard Monday night into Tuesday.  In fact, the National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for our area.  Let’s break down what we know and what we need to fine tune:

What we know:

-A Major Storm will impact southern New England Monday night into Tuesday

-Snow, wind, and poor visibility will create dangerous if not impassible travel conditions

-It’s likely we will get at least one foot of snow, some locations could get closer to 2 feet.

-With the combination of heavy snow and strong wind, branches are at risk of coming down which will lead to likely power outages.

What we need to fine tune:

-The specific snow ranges we are expecting….I would like to see one more round of data before putting a cap on the maximum amounts.  However, I am fairly confident in at least one foot across most of our area.

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Stay tuned for update through out the rest of the weekend and next week.  The entire weather team (Tony, Michelle, TJ) will be working online and on the air.  -Pete Mangione

 


Major Nor’easter for Tuesday

January 24th, 2015 at 10:57 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

We’ve been tracking the potential for snow on Tuesday for almost a week now.   This past Tuesday, the computer models indicated a major storm was possible for the following Tuesday.  That signal for a whopper-of-a-storm was temporarily lost.  This happens in computer modelling, and meteorologist know it.  Now, a major Nor’easter is once again showing up…and on every single computer model we look at.  The impacts from each model are all the same — blizzard-like conditions.

Below is the European computer model’s position of the low center on Tuesday evening and some of the implied impacts from this storm.

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Some Additional Snow This Evening

January 24th, 2015 at 5:13 pm by under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

More accumulating snow  is expected this evening.   An additional coating to 2″ of the white stuff is possible, the most falling over inland Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Using Live Pinpoint Doppler 12 Radar, I’m tracking steady snow to our west which has been expanding as it has been heading eastward.

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High resolution computer models indicate that this snow should be exiting Rhode Island between 8 and 9PM.  This is the RPM model, showing the back edge of the snow moving through RI and into southeast Massachusetts.

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Afternoon Update: Saturday Mess, Big Storm Tuesday?

January 24th, 2015 at 4:53 am by under Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog

Updated at 1:30PM by Pete Mangione

If you don’t feel like reading, check out the video afternoon blog below.  Otherwise, read below for more information on the rest of Saturday and a possible Tuesday storm.

Tuesday Blizzard?

Before we discuss the rest of the Saturday forecast, I will briefly touch on the forecast for next week.  A significant snowstorm is possible Monday night into Tuesday.  We need to look at more data before saying that its a done deal, but several of our computer models are starting to come together on it.  The European model has quite a storm on Tuesday morning.  Again, we can’t take this too literally just yet, but it’s worth noting.

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Here are some snow totals from this morning:

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Noon – 4PM: Sleet and rain with temperatures climbing above freezing in most spots.  Freezing rain is possible (primarily northwest of 295) so use caution on the roads.

4PM – 9PM: We go back over to snow.  This will happen first in northwest RI and last at the coast.  An additional inch or 2 of accumulation is possible (with potentially higher amounts northwest of 295).

 Overnight into Sunday Morning: Watch for some icy roads as temperatures will be near or just below freezing.

Total Accumulations by tonight:

Northwest of 295: 4″-6″

Providence I-95 corridor: 2″-4″

South Coast: 1-3″

Wind may gust 15-25 mph for our viewing area, but the strongest gusts should stay east into Plymouth County Mass and Cape Cod where gusts of 30-50 mph are possible.

We will have updates online through out the day! -Pete Mangione