Tuesday's blizzard was confirmed for the middle of Cape Cod, the upper Cape, the South Shore and the City of Boston, all of which saw three or more consecutive hours of near-zero visibility and frequent wind gusts over 35 mph, with blizzard conditions playing out along some of the coast of Maine too.
Damage has been left behind, following gusts as high as an unofficial 88 mph in Falmouth, Massachusetts, where wind damage was so severe the Falmouth Police Department issued a request for residents to shelter in place.
The snow this morning has markedly tapered off for much of southern New England, but some snow showers continue today from time to time — at least allowing for us to clean up the two feet of snow that fell for some communities outside of Boston.
In northern New England, snow not only continues now, but pockets of accumulating snow will continue through most of the day, adding several more inches of accumulation to the mountains and bringing most communities to somewhere between one and two feet, and some mountains closer to three or four feet!
Even Thursday will still feature some snow showers in northern New England, though elsewhere, the March sun angle — akin to September sun — will have an impact, even through building clouds, to bump temperatures warm enough for some gradual melting.
We’ll likely remain storm-free for the upcoming weekend as daytime high temperatures hover in the 40s south and 30s north, making for quiet weather for the Saint Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston Sunday afternoon.
Another storm is a possibility next week — centered somewhere around Tuesday — with our exclusive NBC10 Boston and necn computer guidance showing a 40 percent chance of snow or rain, and that’s reflected in our Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.