The Texas Ice Storm weakened as it raced over southern New England Friday Night, December 6, 2013. We knew it would not be huge, but this was sad.
We woke up to little or no snow in New England on Saturday. Most meteorologists are snow lovers, so it's a double injury. We blew the forecast, and we felt the pain of disappointment after looking forward to a snowy Saturday sunrise.
Here at NECN the snow measured .1" on cars and grass. road crews were treating a rainy route 128 as I rode to work at 4am.
The simple answer is...
We had a cold trough in the west, and a warm ridge in the east.
Storms strengthen in troughs and weaken over ridges.
I hope we do better this time.
The sky here at NECN in Newton Massachusetts is full of snow Sunday December 8, 2013.
Here is the time line for our next system, crossing New England Monday December 9, 2013.
Here is a view of Mount Mansfield Vermont from Wednesday December 4, 2013.
The most snow in New England is in Northern Vermont.
Bill Levins sent this photo later the same day, with a request for a meteorological explanation. Those are cool stratiform clouds Bill.
Got an hour?