12-24-2017 – Late Evening Storm Update

Good evening!!

Quick update. There has been a trend toward more snow this evening, especially in the late morning tomorrow right before the storm ends. Winter Storm Warnings now cover all of northern and interior northeast Massachusetts as well as all of New Hampshire, and Winter Weather Advisories cover the immediate coastline of northeast Massachusetts.

As such, I am moving Dracut to a 6-10″ zone. Most will end up with up to 8″, but some 9″ or 10″ readings are quite possible with cooling looking likely at the end of the storm. Also, I have moved the 3-6″ zone a little more east, as parts of northeast MA near the coast will likely see more snow but will likely fall short of 6″ due to sleet mixing in. Isolated amounts over 6 inches are possible in the vicinity of the 6″ zone. I have tightened the gradients closer to Boston as well; in the 1-3″ zone precipitation will be majority rain with most of the snow on the back end, while sleet will be an issue in southern and eastern parts of the 3-6″+ zone.

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As of 10 PM, the winter storm warning and winter weather advisory is now in effect.

Good night!

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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