First Snow Of The Year?

We Have A Chance Of Powder This AM...

Snow lovers on at least the Upper Cape have a chance of happiness today, as a cold front from Canada is pushing towards us.

We have had a lovely autumn so far, and I was outside yesterday in a Big Papi t-shirt for a few hours. That is about to become a memory rather than a reality for us. This cold front, which is already dropping some mixed precipitation in Rhode Island. That front is shifting towards us, and about 11 AM-noon will be when things get interesting.

This won't be a bread-and-milk storm by any means, so don't be a Panicky Pete. It should be a trace of snow to maybe- and that maybe is actually a pretty small chance- an inch. The inch would be more likely in Wareham than in Wychmere.

This isn't South Carolina, where an inch of snow would be crippling. However, it does take Massachusetts drivers one snow event to get themselves into gear for winter driving. Keep your eyes open out there, folks.

As to who gets dissed on snow, the Outer Cape is looking like the least likely spot. However, more than one local channel has snow making it all the way out.

Again, we're most likely just looking at some snow showers, although we could actually get a brief period of Squalling (I may have just made up a word there) with heavier, visibility-reducing snow. I'm seeing a tenth of an inch for the Outer Cape, with some reports giving them a half inch. Towns like Chatham and Orleans may have to wait until after the noon hour for some Siberian Marching Powder.

After that, it gets really chucking filly! Today and tomorrow will struggle to reach 40, and it will be in the 20s not long after the sun sets. Things improve a bit this weekend, as we get into the mid and upper 50s again.

Anyhow, like we always mention here..... don't say that we didn't warn you.


Snowing in Buzzards Bay, mixed with rain, at 8:45 AM.

Know that, if this was a better storm, we could call it the 11/12/13 storm, due to our particular date on the calendar. If I live to be 136, I can use it in 2113... as long as it snows. Otherwise, I may have to wait a bit and pick my spot. If so, I'll have to remember to publish at 9:10 AM, so it can be the 9:10 11/12/13 forecast. OK, I'll stop now. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on