Mother Nature Getting Excited…6 to 8 Inches Expected in the Berkshires
The impending storm ready to spread snow from Great Barrington to Pittsfield to North Adams on the overnight into tomorrow must have weather prognosticators as confused as Pats fan trying to predict the score of last night’s Patriots-Bills game. Most got it totally wrong. By the end of the day tomorrow we'll know which weather service ultimately got the final snow tally right.
The forecasts of legit weather sources are all over the place in the final snow accumulation totals for the Berkshires when the storm moves out tomorrow.
AccuWeather is predicting 3 to 6 inches with the bulk of the snow ending just after drive-time tomorrow morning. The Weather Channel forecast has the snow accumulating to 5 to 12 inches by the end of the day tomorrow. The National Weather Service is expecting 3 to 7 inches of snow before mixing with sleet and freezing rain Monday afternoon and WNYT-TV in Albany is predicting 3 to 9 inches in the Berkshires.
What we do know is there is a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 10 pm tonight through 10 pm tomorrow. We will get snow (why don’t you take a guess how much) that will affect the morning commute, Berkshire schools, and our other start-of-the-work-week routines.
All the weather sources do agree the snow will begin late tonight and change over to sleet, freezing rain, along with more non-accumulating snow showers through tomorrow evening into Tuesday.
As New Englanders, this will be a pretty typical January weather event in the Berkshires’ that with the help of a shovel, snowblower, or plow will get us through until the next storm already being predicted for next Saturday.
Stay safe out there!