Now we’re talking.
If you’ve been paying attention to any of the weather-related scuttlebutt this week, there are two big headlines regarding this weekend; Saturday is going to be the sort of day you won’t want to get out of bed. Monday, meanwhile, could be the kind of day when you can’t get out soon enough.
Let’s start with Saturday. The high in Stowe, Vermont is predicted to be -2. That’s a high, with a low of -13. It’s going to be a balmy six degrees in the Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire. In northern Maine, they’re looking at a high of -4.
The wind chill at Jay Peak, Smugglers’ Notch, and Bolton Valley is predicted to be -51. At Mount Snow, the wind chill will only be -36. In other words, Saturday probably won’t be a day when you’re finding photos of long lift lines posted on social media.
It’s going to be a small price to pay though for what potentially comes around the corner. By Tuesday, the MLK storm may drop 10-20 inches of snow in the mountains of New England. This could be the one we’ve been waiting for this snow-starved winter.
Here’s how some local forecasters see it playing out:
Trends did slow today with MLK storm but a consensus of data is taking the storm just west of Boston while moving very quickly. Still looks like a very good storm for the MRV but not historic. My first guess on a snowfall range is 8-16
— Josh Fox (@SingleChairWx) January 13, 2022
[Strong Storm Late Sunday night/Monday]
Greatest risk for significant snow will be back across the interior especially towards the Berkshires/Northern Worcester Hills. Rain is favored along the Boston to Providence corridor, but a brief period of snow is possible at the start. pic.twitter.com/TUzd5TjwYx
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) January 13, 2022
Forecasters are antsy about firmly predicting this one, particularly with the rain/snow line, but most seem comfortable with the mountains getting a hefty amount, making Monday and Tuesday the picks of the season. Thus far.
Eric Wilbur can be reached at [email protected].