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Weekend nor’easter still on track to slam New England (with forecast video)

Weekend truckers will have to battle a nor’easter in many New England markets, with some areas getting more than 12 inches of snowfall.

The heaviest snowfall still looks to be outside of the major population centers along the Interstate 95 corridor, mainly affecting local and regional supply chains in low-volume freight markets. Parts of downtown Boston could see minor accumulations, with higher amounts north and west of the city. However, if the track were to shift farther east of the current forecast, Boston would be in the heavy snow zone.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm watch for most of Massachusetts (excluding portions of the Boston area), southern Vermont, as well as all of New Hampshire (I-93) and Maine. Areas west of I-95, especially in the high elevations, could see anywhere from 8 to 15 inches of total weekend snowfall. The worst of the storm will hit Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. As it weakens Sunday night and early Monday, most of the lingering snowfall will be in northern Maine.

Heavy snowfall, along with strong winds, will create dicey driving conditions and potential power outages. Winds will gust from 30 to 40 mph during the storm and possibly for several hours after the snowfall has ended. Drivers will likely hit periods of blowing snow and whiteout conditions.

Stronger winds will slam the Massachusetts coast Saturday afternoon and evening. Gusts could reach 55 mph in places such as Plymouth, Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown, Vineyard Haven and Nantucket.

Other weekend storms

Light to moderate rain, snow and freezing rain Saturday night and Sunday will spread across the Pacific Northwest. Some roads could become icy in the Cascades of Washington and Oregon, in addition to the Blue Mountains in northeastern Oregon.

Click here for more FreightWaves articles by Nick Austin.

Nick Austin, Director of Weather Analytics and Senior Meteorologist

In his nearly 20 years of weather forecasting experience, Nick worked on air at WBBJ-TV and WRCB-TV, including time spent doing weather analysis and field reporting. He received his Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Florida State University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Management from Georgia Institute of Technology. Nick is also a member of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association. As a member of the weather team at WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tennessee, Nick was nominated for a Mid-South Emmy for live coverage of a major tornado outbreak in 2008. As part of the weather team at WRCB-TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Nick shared the Chattanooga Times-Free Press Best of the Best award for “Best Weather Team” for eight consecutive years. Nick earned his National Weather Association Broadcasting Seal in 2005.

One Comment

  1. This is great info. I would be hauling on Monday from Bangor to Montreal. I guess I will have to keep a closer eye on my Climacell app as well as your page to decide the route.

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