Blizzard warnings are issued for Cape Cod and the islands with up to 70 mph wind gusts expected during the height of this storm overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday. According to NECN live on Tuesday March 25, this is a major wind event along with the snow and cold.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Island, as six to 10 inches of heavy wet snow is expected to fall. This snow is expected to be horizontal during the day on Wednesday because of the high winds. The strongest winds will hit the Cape and the islands, with 50-70 mph wind gusts expected.
Travel could become near impossible on the Cape and islands on Wednesday morning to mid-afternoon if the storm gains enough strength, according to WBUR News in Boston on March 25. These strong wind gusts could bring down trees and tree branches. Power outages could occur from these wind gusts. Temperatures are expected to hover around 32 degrees.
The snow is expected to start on Tuesday night and continue through Wednesday afternoon. High wind warnings have been issued for other areas of Massachusetts. These high wind advisories are in affect all the way inland to Western Mass, where snow is expected to be less than two inches, according to ABC News.
The snow is already falling in the Mid-Atlantic States and this storm is expected to pick up strength as it makes its way to New England, where this will be mainly a coastal event. The storm will trek up the I-95 corridor spreading snow to Connecticut, Mass. and Maine.
Snow totals expected:
This Nor’easter is packing its punch with wind. Expect 8-10 inches of snow along the Cape and the islands and coastal areas of Maine. Inland can expect a dusting to a few inches as this is a coastal weather event. Connecticut shoreline is expected to see 4 to 5 inches and Long Island is expected to see 4 to 5 inches of snow. New Hampshire will see about 2 inches of snow near the coast.
Even if your area is not expected to see an abundant snow fall, high winds are expected for most of New England with this storm.