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It's No Blizzard, But This Storm Will Be Better for The Loaf

Keith Carson

“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...

It's No Blizzard, But This Storm Will Be Better for The Loaf

...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.

It's No Blizzard, But This Storm Will Be Better for The Loaf
Heavy snowfall rates should persist into the morning.

 It's No Blizzard, But This Storm Will Be Better for The Loaf

All the nasty sleet/ice will stay well to the south.

The storm will lighten up and end during the afternoon on Friday.

 It's No Blizzard, But This Storm Will Be Better for The Loaf

Total snow looks like 8-14” with most reliable models having the Loaf closer to 12” on this one.

Snowfall Totals from This Storm
And the best part? This is the wind layer forecast…

Wind Layer Forecast

Carson out.

 

KEITH CARSON | Weather Czar    
NEWS CENTER Maine WCSH 6 & WLBZ 2

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