A Blizzard Warning is in effect from 4 a.m. through 7 p.m. Monday evening. Earlier forecasts showed a steady diet of snow through the witching hours on Tuesday and the upgrade to Blizzard status is really no more or less based on an adjustment with the winds which are now expected to
be in the 30-40 mph range with gusts upwards of 65 mph. Both wind and snow are expected to diminish early evening on Monday with flurries persisting into Tuesday.
Actual temperatures will hover around the freezing mark throughout; however, forecasted wind chill values in the mid teens assure there will be no mixing after dawn. 8″ – 12″ of total accumulation is expected with upwards of 18″ possible in pockets particularly closer to the Upper Cape.
I appreciate the heads up from those that are here or planning on making landfall as it most certainly tightens up the follow up rounds. If the forecast leans more towards fact than fiction, it probably wouldn’t hurt to pull out one can of Spam. That said, we had about two months of this weather in addition to consecutive days of biting, standing temperatures so this is hardly the end of days.