Although many areas in the region were slammed with the last winter storm, it was pretty much a dud here in the Berkshires. We did get some ice accumulations, but really nothing in terms of snowfall. Well, Mother Nature has decided to take another crack at the Berkshires, as a new storm system moves in and is expected to deliver a significant amount of snow.  

Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Albany, New York have issued a Winter Storm Watch for Northern Berkshire-Southern Berkshire-Bennington-Western Windham- 

Eastern Windham- including the cities of Dalton, Hancock, Pittsfield, Florida, North Adams, Sandisfield, Great Barrington, South Egremont, here is the Berkshires – and also in Stamford, Bennington, Woodford State Park, Pownal, Stratton, Londonderry, Brattleboro, Guilford Center, West Brattleboro, and Bellows Falls. 

The Winter Storm Watch goes into effect Thursday afternoon through Friday evening.  

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According to the weather service, the Berkshires and southern Vermont should expect the possibility of heavy snow with total accumulations, by the storms end, to total 6 inches or possibly more Thursday afternoon through Friday evening. 

Forecasters says that the impact of the storm could make travel very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commutes. 

For continuous weather information, you can listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the internet for more information on the hazardous conditions. You can also get the latest information at the National Weather Service’s website, www.weather.gov 

You can get the latest in closing and cancelations on air and on the web here at www.1420wbec.com 

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