Although the higher elevations of northern New England saw some snowfall over the past week, the weather pattern was rather quiet. However, over the coming week, the storm track will become more active. The first event will come near the end of the work week when a storm that dumped quite a bit of snow over the Mid Atlantic states redevelops off the coast and backs into the Northeast, specifically New England. At the time of writing this article, there is still quite a bit of uncertainty as to exactly how the storm will behave, but it appears that resorts in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire will get the most snow from this storm. Accumulations of up to a foot are not out of the question.
This storm will then move out to sea by the time the weekend gets started. Some fresh snow coupled with generally seasonable and pleasant weather should make for a great weekend of skiing in the Northeast. Beginning next week, another storm will approach. Unfortunately this time, it appears that the track of the center of this storm will head to the west of the region, allowing warm air to surge northward. Although precipitation doesn’t look like it will be extremely heavy in nature, it will fall as a mix of snow and ice at first, and then change to rain in most locations.
As we quickly move into the middle of March, days will become noticeably longer and temperatures noticeably warmer. There also isn’t a whole lot of time left for big snowstorms, at least for more southern resorts. So, make sure to take advantage of the great weather and ski conditions that are heading our way for this weekend!
Brian Clark is a Meteorologist for OpenSnow.com.
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