Blizzard of 2015 Brings 2 - 3' of Snow and Questions About Forecast Accuracy

By: Bob Henson and Jeff Masters, 4:02 PM GMT on January 28, 2015

The snows from the Blizzard of 2015 have finally ended over most of New England, leaving some truly historic snowfall totals. The biggest snows hit Central Massachusetts, with three feet measured at Auburn, Hudson, and Lunenburg. More than two feet of snow fell across five other states, with 33.2" at Nashua, NH; 30" at Orient, NY; 28.5" at Burrillville, RI; 31.5" at Sanford, ME; and 34.1" at Winthrop, CT. Some superlatives for stations with a long period of snow rec...

Winter Weather

Updated: 11:51 PM GMT on January 28, 2015

Historic Blizzard Rips across New England; New York City Largely Spared

By: Jeff Masters and Bob Henson, 4:46 PM GMT on January 27, 2015

Although the New York City metropolitan area was largely spared, the Blizzard of 2015 is pulling no punches this morning across much of eastern New England. Some locations in Massachusetts have already topped two feet of snow, with heavy snowbands still pounding the Boston metropolitan area and Cape Cod, extending northeast into coastal Maine. Although the heaviest snow will exit New England later this afternoon, lighter snow could persist into tonight in some areas...

Winter Weather Juno Blizzard

Updated: 7:18 PM GMT on January 27, 2015

Historic Nor’Easter to Wallop New York, New England

By: Jeff Masters and Bob Henson, 4:22 PM GMT on January 26, 2015

Observations and model output over the last few hours continue to point toward a snowstorm/blizzard tonight and Tuesday that will affect tens of millions of Northeasterners with potential record snowfall, extremely high winds, and significant coastal flooding. Snow was quickly developing on Monday morning across the New York metro area and southern New England. Below is a summary of the potential impacts from this major weather event. We will provide frequent update...

Winter Weather Blizzard Juno

Updated: 4:39 PM GMT on January 26, 2015

Potentially Historic Blizzard Taking Aim on New England

By: Bob Henson, 6:30 PM GMT on January 25, 2015

The densely populated area from New York City to Boston could experience one of its ten biggest snowstorms on record early this week, as a textbook nor’easter takes shape over the next 48 hours. While local details are bound to evolve somewhat as the storm develops, the models are now in strong, consistent agreement on a potentially crippling snowstorm. Blizzard watches were hoisted on Sunday morning from eastern New Jersey to northeast Massachusetts, including th...

Winter Weather Nor'Easter

California Drought Worsening During Height of Rainy Season

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 9:10 PM GMT on January 23, 2015

The Western U.S. winter rainy season has reached its halfway point, and there is only bad news to report for drought-beleaguered California. November through March marks the period when California receives its heaviest rains and snows, thanks to the wintertime path of the jet stream, which dips to the south and brings wet Pacific low pressure systems to the state. The rainy season started out promisingly, with several December storms bringing precipitation amounts c...

Drought

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