Weather by Tim Kelley
Tuesday February 14th, 2017 - 12:49 pm
Skipping the layer of ice for a week.
Here we are mid week- and not talking about any new ice for a change.There are about five layers of ice buried deep in our 6 foot snow pack now.
This week is just snow, snow, and snow, oh yeah with one blue sky Valentine's Day mixed in. Tuesday was a treasure with sunshine and light wind (after another couple feet of snow in three days.)
Now we are back in the snow, pretty much all day Wednesday, and Thursday, and Friday morning. One low-pressure system coming from the north pole, is merging with another system that caused severe weather in Texas. Those two are combining to make for one prolonged snowfall that will add up to another 10 to 20+ inches by early Friday. Each snowy week seems to outdo the previous.
For a time it's not too windy, but as Thursday goes on we do see the wind increase and will be windy Thursday afternoon into Friday morning.
The breeze goes down over the weekend, and the temperature comes up. We are not sure how much sunshine, but it will be comfortable with the high temperature close to 30°. We can hardly ask for better conditions, the phrases 'all-time' and 'epic' are still going about.
We are likely going to take a break in the onslaught of storms for a few days.
It's a tough call on whether we are on the cold side, or the warm side of the front Monday and Tuesday, but it looks pretty quiet.
Then we are back to our mid week challenge, will it snow, or will it ice and rain, and then snow?
I would lean toward it warmer solution, but either way it appears that whatever does fall goes back to snow setting us up for another good weekend next week.
Mother nature is making my job rather easy, as it keeps snowing, and you keep smiling.
From the snowy scenic seacoast of southern New England, Happy Valentine's Week!
Who is Tim Kelley?
A native Cape Codder, Tim says "Dad taught me how to read Barometer, Mom taught me how to smile."
He learned to ski at Blue Hill near Boston 4 decades ago. But it was Burke Mountain Vermont where I was exposed to big mountain skiing while earning his B.S. in Meteorology at Lyndon State College, class of '87.
Tim has started his weather career at WMUR Manchester NH, then went to WLNE in Providence RI, before settling at his current TV gig, New England Cable News (NECN) in 1992. You can also see his surf and ski reports on SkiTheEast.net, Boardliving.com, and SurfSkiWeather.us.
He says "It's an honor to be part of The Jay Team, look for me in TIMbuktu!"