Light Snow Could Be A Nuisance

Light to moderate snow will be moving in, and with it travel troubles and delay potentials.

Westport Weather Whiz Jacob Meisel reports:

We have yet another light snow storm moving into our region, and though the snow will mainly be light, it could add up to a modest amount. 

The latest models are showing anywhere from 1 to 4 inches of snow, which would fall overnight mainly between midnight and 6 a.m. Wednesday.  With temperatures below freezing and a very cold atmosphere, snow ratios will be fairly high, resulting in a little snow really adding up to a lot. 

It is therefore not out of the question that we get 2 or 3 inches of snow from this storm.  With the snow falling overnight and into the morning, there is a chance that the schools may have to have a delayed opening to allow for the roads to be safely cleared.  Now, this is not guaranteed as there is still a lot to be determined, such as the exact timing and the exact amounts, but there is certainly the possibility of a delayed start tomorrow morning.

The snow should wind down tomorrow, and should then move out be the afternoon, leaving behind a glistening white blanket.  NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook on this storm:

The outlook states: "Light snow will develop across the tri-state region from west to east this evening, then become steadier and heavier by morning. 

"Wednesday through Monday, snow continues into Wednesday morning before tapering off from west to east Wednesday afternoon. A total snow fall of 1 to 2 inches is expected with isolated amounts of 3 to 4 inches possible."

Overall, there is a chance of a delayed start and dangerous travel conditions because of the snow that will be amounting with this cold front.  Behind the storm it will get chilly, and the next chance of a potentailly large snow storm would be Saturday into Sunday. 


Editor's Note: Jacob Meisel is a 9th-grader at Staples High School who maintains a blog about Westport weather.  His forecasts are based off scientific models from the National Weather Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Accuweather and Penn State University weather models. 

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