Welcome: Good morning. Today will be a briefing-type post. Many schools have canceled due to ice and sleet. More ice accumulation than previously thought, here we go…
Alert: A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Northern Berkshires, while a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Southern Berkshires, they both end at 5:00 PM today. Remember Pittsfield and northward are northern. While Lenox and Southward are southern.
Timing: Our cold front has moved through. Temperatures are dropping. At any moment if it is still raining it could turn to ice. Be careful. Depending on where you are it looks like an icy mix of sleet or freezing rain this morning and then snow or sleet this afternoon. With it all ending tonight.
Snow: Scattered to widespread wet snow is expected. Generally, 1 to 4 inches of snow and sleet is expected for total accumulation.
Sleet: Widespread sleet is expected with some falling heavy. Sleet accumulation is part of snow accumulation.
Freezing Rain: Widespread freezing rain is expected with some falling heavy. A tenth of an inch to a half an inch is expected for total accumulation.
Peak Wind: 5 to 10 mph, coming from the north.
Blowing Snow: Not expected.
Hazards Summary: It will be dangerous to impossible to travel in some spots. Very slippery conditions are expected. Ice could cause power outages and tree damage.
Snow Day Calculator: I give an 80% chance of a snow day today.
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!