Western Massachusetts Braces for Heavy Winter Storm This Friday
As far as blizzards go, this winter has been pretty lackluster for those of us living in western Massachusetts, at least compared to what folks in some other parts of the country. Even eastern Massachusetts got hit with a massive snowstorm a few weeks ago, and the Berkshires saw very little.
In fact, snowfall in general for Berkshire County and the rest of western Massachusetts has been a little lame for the winter season. Skiers, boarders, plow drivers, and snow sports enthusiasts are aching for a huge deposit of snow and we might get that chance this weekend.
After the tease of some signs of early spring, winter is back in full force Thursday night into Friday day.
Current forecasts from the Weather Channel are calling for Berkshire County to see three to five inches of snow on Thursday night and another five to eight of snow during the day Friday.
Local snow prediction blog Greylock Snow Day says that as of last night (Mon 2/21) there is an excellent chance of us getting some serious snowfall, however if the model changes, we could see some more ice than snow.
Despite really excellent model agreement right now, there is a chance for a period of sleet and freezing rain to bring snow totals down and give us more of a winter soup than a clean snowstorm. It will not be as bad as the icy mess we had on February 4, but given the orientation of this storm, ice could very well factor in.
Greylock Snow Day