Weather by Tim Kelley
Monday February 20th, 2017 - 12:55 pm
Winter break for sure!
What a week for a winter break! How about that spring skiing on Sunday! Does it get any deeper? Then a little bit of a re-freeze with sunshine here for our Monday and Tuesday.
As we continue on in this winter break, wintry weather takes a break too; roughly Wednesday through Saturday.
The parade of storms coming up the pacific ocean are splitting in half, portions of them are traveling across the deep south with the threat for severe weather there, and the other portions of traveling across Canada bringing warmth across much of the United States.
With this new storm track, at least it means that we are relatively dry, as the precipitation mostly misses us to the north.
However, a frontal boundary is pretty close so we have to keep mostly cloudy skies in the forecast for pretty much the entire second half of the week and weekend. Wind should not be an issue until Friday late and Saturday.
Temperatures are warm enough for soft snow, but not so warm as to cause rivulets and/or moving water.
At least that's the thinking at this time.
Temperatures are going to be pretty close to freezing at night, warming to the low 40s by day.
A few rain or snow showers are possible night, Wednesday night, and Thursday night.
And if there are rivulets and slushy lift lines they wait until Saturday. (We may actually sneak a little new snow in Thursday night.
Then, a push pretty warm air is going to come up Friday night with the temperature in the 30s to 40s.
Saturday starts off in the 50s.. Not sure on the timing but a batch of rain is going to come through too; it may wait until late in the day.
Just when you think you're ready to throw in the towel, winter is going to roar back in on Sunday.
The Jay Cloud (and wind) returns beginning Sunday, and is here for most of next week. Next week we resume the snowy pattern.
March is going to start off with a series of storms, which hopefully are all snow, but could be a mix.
Winter is far from over! It is just taking a little break.
Our deepest snow pack may not be behind us just yet, I am liking the way March looks from this standpoint.
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!"