It's No Blizzard, But This Storm Will Be Better for The Loaf
“8 inches of snow and a foot of wind”–that’s how my contacts at Sugarloaf described Saturday’s blizzard, and fair enough: it was always going to be a windy storm, and that can kill those fresh snow vibes. So from that standpoint, tonight/Friday’s storm deserves a higher excitement level (I wanted to stay “stoke level,” but I’m 38-years-old and unsure the rules on that kinda thing.)
This system will be very mellow from a wind standpoint, and will still deliver 8-14” of snow for the hill; in fact, this storm is actually just a very elongated front that stretches from Texas all the way up to Maine. It’s kinda a funky set up...
...But it’s a good setup for the Loaf, as it puts them on the cold side of some overrunning snow, which is a very reliable type of precipitation!
The snow gets heavy late this afternoon into evening.
Heavy snowfall rates should persist into the morning.
All the nasty sleet/ice will stay well to the south.
The storm will lighten up and end during the afternoon on Friday.
Total snow looks like 8-14” with most reliable models having the Loaf closer to 12” on this one.
And the best part? This is the wind layer forecast…
KEITH CARSON | Weather Czar
NEWS CENTER Maine WCSH 6 & WLBZ 2