It's Back to Winter We Go

Mar 10, 2017

Credit Alecia Orsini / WCAI

12:55pm - It's snowing harder, temperatures are dropping, and roads are getting sloppy. Martha's Vineyard tops the current snow totals, with 4.5-6 inches. Nantucket has about 3 inches on the ground, while accumulation on the Cape and Coast range from 2 to 6 inches.

It's wet, heavy snow, so power outages are a concern. So far, National Grid is reporting fifty customers without power on Nantucket; no outages reported across the remainder of the region.

7:55am - Spring has started early across much of the southeastern United States. Here in the northeast, it has started - and stopped - twice already, first with a twenty-plus degree temperature swing at the end of February, and now, with a similarly dramatic switch-and-bait. Yesterday, temperatures topped out in the high fifties. Today, it's snowing.

The Cape, Coast, and Islands are under a Winter Storm Warning until 4pm today.
Credit nws.noaa.gov

The Cape, Coast, and Islands are under a Winter Storm Warning until 4pm today, with snow heavy at times during the day. The National Weather Service is calling for 6-8 inches accumulation over the Cape and Islands, 4-7 inches in southern Plymouth and Bristol counties.

And there's more snow in the extended forecast, next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Just for a little perspective, here's where we were two years ago today:

On March 10, 2015, the Cape had been blanketed in snow for most of a month and a half.
Credit Heather Goldstone / WCAI

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