Weeklong New England Cold & Snow Hanging Tough - NECN
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Weeklong New England Cold & Snow Hanging Tough



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    Day Four of occasional snow for New England continues overnight Friday and much of the day Saturday.

    For most of New England the snowfall is light, except in northern Maine and the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont, where another 5 inches or more are possible. Temperatures overnight fall into the 20s with icy side roads and side walks. In portions of New England the sky has big enough holes in the cloud for a look at possible meteor showers.

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    Here is the word from The Old farmers Almanac: "(Dec. ) 13th brings the year's best meteor shower, the Geminids. A meteor every minute or two should appear in dark rural skies between 8:00 and 11:30. after 11:30 the unwelcome Moon will rise to brighten the heavens (making it harder to see meteors)."

    Our weekend is mostly quiet in New England. The old upper level low pressure and cold pool of air is finally releasing it's grip during Saturday and Sunday. The result is partly sunny weather with a few flurries through early Sunday, high in the 30s, low in the 20s. High pressure moves over the mid-Atlantic States Monday and Tuesday with more of a southwest wind and warmer air here. Highs Monday and Tuesday in the 40s, with overnight lows near freezing.

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    The latest storm to impact California with nearly a foot of rain, and Sierra Nevada blizzard will weaken as it crosses the rocky Mountains Monday. That storm tracks into Michigan Tuesday. The set up is a lot like last week, but without a storm moving up from The Bahamas, we should not see tropical downpours. But we do have a lot of cold, and some Atlantic moisture to refuel the storm as it runs into a block and is forced south of New England Wednesday and Thursday. That track favors snow over rain for much of New England, but no where near as heavy as the system now on the way out.

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    Word from Jay Peak resort in northern Vermont (where many are still without power) is 30" of snow have fallen and it is still snowing. Our ski reports are in great shape headed toward Christmas. And thanks to the developing El Nino over the Pacific ocean, and new cold coming into Canada, much of the U.S. may get a white Christmas, including here in New England. More on the White Christmas prospect next week. 

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