A Dangerous Tuesday Morning Mess

Good evening!

Apologies for the severe delay in this post, I had a fairly busy evening.

Snow will begin in the next few hours; then with warming midlevels, expect a change to sleet throughout a majority of New England (far northern areas stay all snow and far southern areas will mainly be plain rain throughout) around or just prior to the morning commute. As the morning goes on with areas aloft continuing to warm, some freezing rain is likely through central New England while rain gradually moves north in Southern New England and much of Northern New England still snows (some sleet may occur there though.) Through midday expect southern and a large part of central New England to eventually switch to mixed precip showers and parts of central and northern New England to see lighter snow as the evening goes on. Meanwhile in some parts of well interior/western Southern New England, a significant freezing rain event could occur with warm air aloft but cold hanging on at the surface.

The worst of this event will likely be during the morning commute and shortly after.

With that said, here are my expected snowfall totals:

12 28 15 snow map 2247

Freezing rain/ice:

12 28 15 ice map 2253

I’ll have another update tomorrow morning – my alarms are set for 4:30 AM, hence that is the current time I plan to begin the update at.


Published by Nathan Coram

Hello! I'm Nathan Coram, a 20 year old meteorology student and weather geek, and am in my junior year at UMass Lowell as a meteorology major. I am the current Vice President of the UML American Meteorological Society Local Student Chapter. Prior to at UML, I attended the Dracut school system for my K-12 years, having graduated from Dracut High in 2018. I first got into weather with the December 2008 ice storm, which knocked out my electricity for 4 days. I had no idea how it could be raining and becoming ice immediately, and how rain can knock out power. (Now I do - warm layer aloft, cold air at surface). But I didn't really get into it until the heat of July 2010 and specifically a few severe weather events during that month, followed by the year 2011, which featured several high profile weather events. Since then I have had a growing interest, and am hoping to make it into the meteorology field, preferably with NOAA/NWS. But for now, I'm blogging here on Dracut Weather (also on Twitter and Facebook), helping with the UML Weather Center social media, and tweeting about the weather on my own account as well. Thanks for visiting!

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