Today will be a snowy one as the second sizeable storm this week intensifies offshore. Before I get flooded with complaints about more snow, the jackpot area of Downeast Maine will get over a foot, so by comparison, we’ve dodged a bullet.
Snow has already started with light bands working their way across the region now in association with phase one of the storm – the clipper. Phase 2 is developing south of Long Island and will be our ocean low which will be rapidly intensifying as it moves NE. Phase 2, and heavier snow, arrives this afternoon into this evening.
Models have shifted our total liquid down pretty dramatically overnight, which is worrying however it is a pretty last minute thing but one to mention nonetheless. Total snowfall amounts will be mainy in the 6-10″ range across Maine with lesser amounts SW of there. Most of the snow will fall this afternoon through very early tomorrow morning. Just a heads up, snow totals across SW ME may end up a little on the lower side of the accumulation range.
Snow winds down late tonight and finally departs before dawn tomorrow morning.
Looking ahead, Monday’s storm looks like it will pass far enough offshore to bring little impact however there is time for that to change.