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Not so much that the National Weather Service is predicting a late March snowstorm. This is Massachusetts; that happens some years.

Not even so much that the late March snowstorm is expected to reach blizzard conditions. Really big storms can happen at any time of the year; when they're full of snow, they tend to be considered blizzards.

But the current NWS forecast for my neck-o-the-woods calls for maybe an inch or two of snow along with winds around 20-30 miles per hour and occasional gusts up to 55 miles per hour. The blizzard warnings are up for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket - which are southeast of me:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
237 PM EDT TUE MAR 25 2014

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH DAMAGING WINDS EXPECTED VERY LATE
TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY ACROSS THE CAPE AND ISLANDS...

MAZ022>024-260245-
/O.UPG.KBOX.BZ.A.0004.140326T0400Z-140326T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KBOX.BZ.W.0004.140326T0400Z-140326T1800Z/
BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...PROVINCETOWN...
VINEYARD HAVEN...NANTUCKET
237 PM EDT TUE MAR 25 2014

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 2 PM EDT
WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 2 PM EDT
WEDNESDAY. THE BLIZZARD WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...CAPE COD...NANTUCKET AND MARTHA/S VINEYARD.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...STRONG DAMAGING WINDS AND BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 5 TO 10 INCHES WITH THE
  HIGHER AMOUNTS EXPECTED ACROSS THE OUTER-CAPE AND NANTUCKET.
I really can't remember a blizzard this late in the season that missed me to the south. Even for New England, that's weird.

Originally posted at http://edschweppe.dreamwidth.org/170475.html - comment wherever you please.

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