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It’s been a brutal first half of March for much of the Northeast and parts of the Mid-Atlantic with two back to back major nor’easters, and now a third one on the way. The first two dropped feet of snow across parts of the Northeast region, along with winds that gusted well above hurricane force at times. The first one during the very beginning of March gave snow to inland areas like Syracuse and Albany, the second one during this past week gave snow closer to the I-95 corridor, and now this third one set to hit later today and tomorrow looks like it will slam eastern New England. While major I-95 cities from Philadelphia to New York City will just get scraped by the outer edge of the storm, we don’t anticipate heavy hitting totals. The further north and east you go however, the more snow you are likely…

5AM Wednesday Update: Confidence continues to go up in our forecast. All of the model guidance Tuesday night latched onto the idea of an eastward shift in the track of the coastal low, therefore shifting the axis of heaviest snow to the east. Now in the southeastern Massachusetts area, the forecast uncertainty remains high due to a very tight gradient. For example, one town is forecast to receive no snow while a town a few miles to the north and west may receive a foot. Any shift of the gradient to the northwest or southeast by just a few miles could make or break the forecast in the region. As we head towards sunrise Wednesday, steady snow will begin to expand back from Baltimore through New York City and parts of southern New England, dropping a quick coating to an inch or so. It’s right around sunrise when we will…

In just under 48 hours from now we’ll be dealing with another major snowstorm that will bring heavy snow, gusty winds, and coastal flooding to the Northeast region. While the month of March is known for large and powerful coastal nor’easters as we transition from one season into the next, having two back to back of this magnitude is rather rare. A blizzard currently slamming the northern Plains will slowly migrate south and east-bound, bringing more snow and wind to the Midwest Tuesday into early Wednesday morning. Way out ahead of this storm rain and snow showers will begin to develop near the I-95 corridor and northbound from Binghamton to Philadelphia. This will be a result of our primary low pressure in the Midwest beginning to transfer over towards the coastline, similar to what we saw with our last storm. On Wednesday morning a new secondary low pressure will pop…