Welcome: Good morning. Today will be briefing-type post for the incoming potentially major snowstorm. It is currently looking like somewhat of an elevation dependent storm, but there is a chance that this will become a snowstorm for the valleys and mountains…

Alert: A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Northern Berkshire County and Bennington County, starting from 7:00 PM tomorrow and going until 7:00 AM Saturday. This watch does not include Southern Berkshire County, which is Lenox and southwards.

Timing: The storm will begin likely as snow by late Thursday evening. It will snow heavily through the night. By Friday morning some will transition to a mix of rain/snow, while others will stay snow. By Friday night all of us will likely go back to snow. Finally, everything moves out Saturday afternoon.

Snow: Widespread snow is likely. For Lenox and southwards I expect 4-12 inches of snow. For Pittsfield and northwards I expect 7-15 inches. Finally, I expect 15-24 inches on the mountain peaks. This storm has the potential to overachieve in mountains and under achieve in valleys.

Sleet: Not expected.

Freezing Rain: Not expected.

Rain: Scattered rain is likely. Less than an inch of rain is expected.

Thunder: Not expected.

Peak Wind: 10 to 20 mph, with gusts to 35 mph. Coming from the East Northeast.

Blowing/Drifting Snow: Isolated blowing/drifting snow may occur.

Snow Day Calculator: 76% chance of a snow day for at least 4 schools on Friday.

Hazards Summary: Roads will not just be slippery, roads will be extremely dangerous. In some areas driving in the predicted weather could be a threat for your life. Isolated power outages may occur. Isolated tree damage is possible. Finally, if this storms expected snow totals go up some more, then I would advise not traveling at all Friday.

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!

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