A Nor’Easter, which typically bring some of the heaviest snow totals for the region, will hit the Northeast this weekend.
The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm watch for northern Massachusetts, New Hampshire, southern Vermont and some parts of New York‘s Adirondack mountains.
According to meteorologists at OpenSnow, “Expect the first flakes to hit the western New England border Friday morning, and expect the last flakes in Maine to move out late Saturday evening. The duration of this storm looks to be a solid day for any point of the region. (It’s worth mentioning that northern Maine will not see any snow from this system. Resorts like Sunday River, Sugarloaf, and Saddleback will receive snow though.)
Due to the orientation of the storm, southern resorts look to receive more snowfall than the northern ones, previously we had predicted 3-5 inches for the resorts, those numbers now seem to be on the lower side for the region. Expect totals 6-8 inches for resorts south of the White Mountains, and 4-6 north of that location.
Overall, this storm is going to bring a wonderful powder day to your local resort. I’d recommend Pat’s Peak if you’re looking for the perfect combination of mountain size, and snowfall amount. Regardless though, resorts are going to have amazing conditions for this time of year this weekend. Sunday’s temperatures look to climb well above freezing, so if you prefer powder to malleable snow, head out Saturday.”
For more forecasts to help you find the best conditions, visit OpenSnow.
Remember The April Fools’ Day Blizzard 20 Years Ago?
This won’t be the first time it’s snowed on April Fools in this region. In 1997, heavy snow buried parts of central and southern New England, the Catskills of New York and the Poconos of Pennsylvania. Some regions received up to 20-30 inches! While it’s unlikely that this weekend’s storm will be anywhere near that, we’re happy to get a few pow days in before the season ends!