Forecasters Say 5 to 10 Inches of Snow in the Berkshires
Berkshire County is in line to get a fair amount of snow if forecasters are right in their latest weather prediction. It might be easy to think that maybe the prediction of snow accumulations of between 5 and 10 inches is overblown given that it was almost 70 degrees yesterday, but this is the Berkshires. If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes. Mark Twain actual said that. Well, he was actually referring to Missouri, but we here in the Berkshires have sort of adopted that mentality, haven’t we? It’s best to be ready for anything and everything.
Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Albany have a Winter Storm Warning in effect tonight from 8pm until 2am Saturday. The warning area includes Western Windham and Bennington Counties in southern Vermont and Northern Berkshire County in western Massachusetts.
The weather service says that we should expect heavy snow with total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches mainly above 1500 feet with localized amounts up to 15 inches possible in the southern Greens.
If we do indeed get the expected snow, travel could be very difficult to impossible. Some power outages are also possible. If you do need to travel, make sure to keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
You can have a look at the latest radar for Berkshire County and the surrounding area HERE:
If you are like me, your snow blower is still at the ready and the snow shovels are still at the front of the garage. I’m still not convinced though that we are getting anything but rain, but time will tell.
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