Welcome: Good morning. Today will be a briefing-type post for the incoming potentially major snowstorm. I am going to be honest with you all. This storm is really difficult to forecast. There is high uncertainty in how much snow the valleys will have. I will continue to monitor the situation…
Alert: A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for all of Berkshire County and Bennington County. This Winter Storm Warning goes into effect 7:00 PM tonight and lasts until 10:00 AM Saturday.
Timing: Some widely scattered snow or rain may begin as early as this afternoon. As we move into the evening heavy wet snow will begin falling. This heavy wet snow will fall through the night. As we reach tomorrow morning the valleys will mix with or change to rain, while the high elevations will likely stay mostly snow. Everyone should change back to snow Friday night and this will continue until Saturday morning. By Saturday afternoon the storm should be finished with our area.
Questions Remain: The challenging part to this storm is that the temperatures will be right around freezing, so a slight tilt above or below freezing may alter the entire event. All that I am certain is that if you live below 1000 feet you will likely see a rain snow mix. If you live between 1000 feet and 2000 feet it could go either way. Finally if you live above 2000 feet you should see mostly snow.
Snow: Widespread snow is likely. For Lenox and southwards I expect 4-12 inches of snow. For Pittsfield and northwards I expect 6-18 inches. Finally, I expect 18-24 inches on the mountain peaks. This storm has much uncertainty, snowfall amounts will vary from location to location.
Sleet: Not expected.
Freezing Rain: Not expected.
Rain: Scattered to widespread rain is likely. Less than an inch of rain is expected.
Thunder: Not expected.
Peak Wind: 5 to 25 mph, with gusts to 40 mph. Coming from the East Northeast.
Blowing/Drifting Snow: Isolated blowing/drifting snow may occur.
Snow Day Calculator: 76% chance of a snow day, as long as the forecast does not grow warmer. Some delays may also be possible.
Hazards Summary: Roads will dangerous to drive on. Isolated tree damage and power outages are possible. Friday morning, Friday night, and Saturday morning will be the worst times to drive. If lesser amounts of snow falls then impacts will not be as bad, but if maximum snow fall amounts occur impacts will be worse.
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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