While we are in a lull of snow, the worst is still to come.
We have had locally heavy snow, but the winds are still yet to start. The snow will be coming in bands, and with those bands could be strong winds and even stronger snows.
There will be white-out conditions, and we may receive record accumulation in some areas. The latest Winter Storm Warning has 15-20 inches of snow, which is much higher than their previous forecast. This is because of the extremely heavy snow that we saw earlier this morning, the banding throughout the day with heavy snow, and the blizzard-like conditions tonight. Combined, it will create a record snowstorm.
I believe that right around 16 inches of snow will end up accumulating, although the models show less. However, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the extremely rapid development of the low pressure system could factor as the storm moves up the coast. With this intensification, really strong winds and snow will move in. Overall, this is a storm for the record-books, and with it there is even a chance of a snow day or almost certainly a delay tomorrow morning because of the horrible road conditions left behind from the storm.
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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