As of 8 we still have snow falling and it does appear that it will stay that way. Getting some good banding and convection. I expect that I will wake up to a MONSTER storm raging outside.
As of 8 almost 2,500,000 homes and businesses were without power and it has JUST begun. The worst snow and wind are yet to come.
Snow prediction amounts are rising with a grand total of a foot or more.
Below are some snow amounts and forecasts.
Forecasts are measured in inches
Hartford CT 8-12
Portland ME 8-12
Concord NH 8-12
Worcester MA 8-12
Boston MA 3-5
Poughkeepsie NY 9-13
TOTALS are reaching one foot in the Berkshires and the worst is yet to come.
As of 7:15 the snow had a firm grip on the area and should continue that way and as a result I have upped my total forecast to 8-12″ again.
Wind forecasts remain the same.
The snow tuned to rain then turned to a mix and that is where it stands now.
Snow and wind forecasts remain the same.
As we have changed over to rain here in yarmouth and the surrounding areas I will put my total accumulation amount at 6-10″
Winds forecasts have remained the same.
The number of power outages is well over 1,500,000 and continuing to rise.
As of 6:15 the snow was starting to get into Freeport ME and is picking up in intensity.
I am sort of suspicious that it MIGHT not turn to rain and stay snow… but that is only a possibility and we will have to see.
As far as snow amounts I am raising my forecast to 7-11″ to include the no-rain changeover possobility.
Wind forecasts have stayed the same.
As of 5:40 pm EST 10.29.11 the edge of the precipitation shield was in the southern part of Falmouth and steadily moving N. The winds were calm.
The snow accumulation forecasts have again gone down to 6-10″ at the coast.
The wind predictions have risen to sustained @ 45 gusting to 60mph
As of quarter to 5 the precip. has reached portland ME and at Wells BEACH it is snowing, showing that the snow is working it’s way toward the coast.
Also just issued by the NWS a HURRICANE FORCE WIND WARNING FOR THE WATERS IN THE MID TO OUTER GULF OF MAINE this means that winds winds of 75 mph or greater will affect the waters there.
All other forecasts have not changed.