Snow Anticipated for Most After Sunset on Wednesday

There were hundreds of reports of wind damage and thousands of reports of electricity being knocked out due to the wind damage.

The strongest wind gust ever recorded in the month of February on our tallest mountain, Mount Washington, New Hampshire gusted 171 mph just after sunset Monday. The old record for February was 166 mph in 1972.

A low-pressure system over Quebec with a central pressure of 28.8 inches, combined with a high-pressure system over Saskatchewan with central pressure of 30.8 inches was responsible for generating that kind ferocious wind Monday.

Now as the storm moves off to the north Atlantic, and the high-pressure gets closer, we have a much more peaceful day. But it is very cold outside, with plenty of sunshine Tuesday high temperature in the 20s south, teens north.

High pressure crests overhead Wednesday, with temperatures recovering from morning lows in the single numbers and teens to highs in the teens and low 20s. On the backside of the high-pressure, we have a wave of low pressure on a warm front bringing clouds on Wednesday.

Snow is likely to break out in southern Vermont, western Massachusetts, and Connecticut before sunset Wednesday afternoon. A very weak low-pressure system with just enough moisture and atmospheric dynamics to generate 8-to-12 hours of light to moderate snow.

Snowfall may add up to more than 5 inches in the hills of western Massachusetts and Connecticut. A general 2-to-5 inches of snow for much of Vermont, southern New Hampshire, and the rest of southern New England, including Cape Cod in the Islands.

Most of the snow is done early on Thursday, but there may be enough to result in delays and cancellations.

We are then on the cold side of the front with several more waves of low pressure likely to ripple through as we begin March.

It looks like there may be some light snow on Friday, perhaps becoming heavier on Saturday. It may also get warm enough that we have to put a rain or snow mix in the forecast.

It does look like March comes in like a lion, with even colder air coming back again next week. Stay ahead of it with our First Alert 10-Day Forecast.

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