Nor’easter Batters Boston Rain, Blizzard Beginning – NBC Boston


It is currently raining in Greater Boston and there are snowflakes in some areas. By 3 p.m., we should be right in the middle of the first big snowstorm of the year.

Norway is arriving in New England, warning of a winter storm in much of the region. The First Alert Weather Team found the storm to intensify, and it will continue to do so throughout the day.

It could bring 9 inches or more of snow into Boston (estimates have shifted) and is expected to take it over one foot to many parts of New England.

Estimated snowfall in total from a nor'easter arriving in New England on a Saturday


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Estimated snowfall from a total of one nor’easter arriving in New England on Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Estimated snowfall in total from a nor'easter arriving in New England on a Saturday


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Estimated snowfall from a total of one nor’easter arriving in New England on Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Driving can be affected by a mixture of heavy rainfall and wind.

This wet start was part of the plan all along.

TIME LINE: Hourly look at the weekend in Nor’easter

Heavy rain and wind will hit eastern Massachusetts after making the Interstate 90 roundabout, and gusts of wind could reach 50 miles per hour.

We expect the storm to intensify rapidly this morning and early afternoon, when most of us will see it turn from rain to snow. Later this morning, he slowly immigrates to the Worcester Hills and then suddenly moves ashore during the afternoon.

Map showing when to deviate from the roads in Massachusetts as nor'easter approaches


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I look like a tennis player serving a ball. The storm is the ball, and the cold rushing into the storm is the bat. Be careful when you contact.

What piqued most of the night was the fact that our guidance predicts a smooth transition from rain to snow. However, we know that this transition is more chaotic or, in some cases, sudden. Obviously, this is a concern about accumulations.

With faster traffic, more snow accumulates near the shore. Or more precisely, lines 6-9 and 3-6 of the snow map are shifting closer to Boston and the south coast.

As wind and rain become snowfall in New England, the region is preparing.

Winds are a matter for the nor’easters, and that is no exception. We are talking about hurricane gusts. Coastal communities will reach a peak of 50-60 miles per hour as the storm intensifies. This air exchange means that some will rise angrily. This can cause snowfall with a downpour, increase the amount of snowfall to 1-3 per hour, and make roads impassable. It is a safe bet to follow the map and get off the roads. Power outages are a problem as pasty, wet snow sticks to electrical wires, trees, mittens, neighboring snow blows your highway, and so on.

The weekend’s nor’easter looks complicated in the forecast, says NBC10 Boston and NECN chief meteorologist Matt Noyes, but he has all the data on what to expect across New England.

The storm can only happen after midnight. As with most noreas, only the snow falls on the back – at an easier pace. The plows last until dawn on Sunday.

This is certainly not the final word. Lots of additional updates await us as we drive the storm.