Welcome: Good morning. Today will be a briefing-type post. Our first widespread winter storm may happen. Please do your snow dance and let winter give us snow, thank you…

Alert: Winter Storm Watch in effect for all of Berkshire County from late tonight to tomorrow evening.

Set-Up: As our southern energy (think of it as a southern storm) meets with our northern energy (think of it as a northern storm) they will phase (which means merge) into a large very powerful bomb cyclone (which means to lose 24 millibars of pressure in 24 hours.)

Timing: Uncertainty remains how far west this storm will go and if a second storm will form somewhere. Right now snow showers will start tonight and turn into steadier snow tomorrow with gusty winds. Tomorrow night things should all move away.

Snow: Widespread snow is expected. You can generally expect 5 to 9 inches. Lower amounts in the northwestern-most part of the Berkshires while higher amounts in the southeasternmost part of the Berkshires.

Sleet: Not expected.

Freezing Rain: Not expected.

Peak Wind: 15 to 25 mph, with gusts to 45 mph.

Blowing Snow: Scattered blowing and drifting snow is expected.

Hazards Summary: It will be very dangerous to travel. Whiteout conditions are possible. Isolated power outages are also possible.

Snow Day Calculator: Not available.

Anything Else: I hope you all stay safe. Please comment on what you see, thank you. Have an amazing day. I hope all goes your way. So let today be your very best day.

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