Wintry Blast Set to Hit New England - NECN

Wintry Blast Set to Hit New England



    Wintry blast set to hit New England

    Arctic cold front coming Tuesday early morning is predicted to bring a little snow with it (Published Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014)

    (NECN: Kathryn Sotnik, Newton, Mass.) - An arctic cold front is coming Tuesday and forecasters are predicting a little snow along with it.

    "It's going to be terrible. I work in the city, so Copley, the wind, it's terrible," said one woman at the Lowell Hannaford's.

    The cold weather will be a far cry from what we've seen in recent weeks. At the Sox victory parade, it felt a little more like summer.

    "It has to come I guess," said a laughing Bella Mendonca.

    Mendonca's son seemed a little more enthusiastic about the cold, and of course what the snow sometimes means in school.

    "I think were probably going to stay in for school," he said, adding, "I meant stay in from recess."

    Local plow driver Matt Palmer is also okay with winter-like temps arriving early.

    "I'm pretty excited because it's extra money," said Palmer.

    For the Ski Haus in Salem, N.H., cold is always welcome. Owner Wayne Pilla says the winter-like weather is "fantastic" and gets his customers motivated to buy.

    "When a skier or snowboarder sees flurries, that gets our blood boiling, gets us excited gets the adrenaline going," Pilla said

    The fact that winter is almost here is visible almost everywhere.

    Shovels are already lined up supermarkets, plows are for sale and local auto shops are displaying advertisements for "winter tune-ups."

    NECN did find one man who has the right idea.

    Paul Taft of Westford, Mass, says he's headed to Florida. We asked him if he had any advice for the rest of us. He said, "Stay warm!"