Welcome: Good morning. Today will be a briefing-type post. I want to give a big shout-out to my sister because today is her birthday. Happy birthday! This storm will be interesting. There are potentials for heavy snow, ice, and sleet accumulation for different areas of the county. Let’s dig in…
Alert: A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Northern Berkshires from 5:00 PM today to 5:00 PM tomorrow. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Southern Berkshires from 7:00 PM today to 5:00 PM tomorrow. Remember Pittsfield and northwards is northern county. While Lenox and southwards is southern county.
Set-Up: Our cold front will stop or become very slow. Depending on where this occurs could determine how much snow, ice, and sleet falls. After the front moves through I predict warm air will be moved away quicker than previously thought because arctic air always wins.
Timing: Tonight will change to a wintry mix. This will occur quicker to the north and slower to the south. Next early tomorrow morning there will be a change from ice to sleet and/or snow. Finally, mid-morning is all snow where it could fall heavily and will end tomorrow night.
Snow: Widespread wet snow is expected with some falling heavy. Generally, 1 to 6 inches is expected. Though some 8-inch spots are possible on the Vermont border. More snow north less south.
Sleet: Widespread sleet is expected with some falling heavy. Sleet amounts are part of snow amounts.
Freezing Rain: Widespread freezing rain is expected with some falling heavy. A tenth of an inch to a quarter of an inch is expected. However, a few spots may reach half an inch.
Peak Wind: 10 mph, with gusts to 25 mph, coming from the north.
Blowing Snow: Not expected.
Hazards Summary: It will be dangerous to travel. Very slippery conditions are expected. Poor visibility is also expected due to heavy snow and sleet. Ice could cause power outages and tree damage.
Snow Day Calculator: I give a 76% chance of a snow day tomorrow.
Anything Else: I hope you all stay safe. Please comment and like, thank you. Have an amazing day. I hope all goes your way. So let today be your very best day. Cheers everyone!