Wednesday March 5th 2014 Hump Day Cape Ann Forecast …
Marine Forecast …
Wed: N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of snow showers.
Wed Night: N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Light freezing spray. A chance of snow showers.
Hey Happy “Hump Day” folks .. Snow showers or flurries in the morning with light northerly to northeasterly winds 5-10mph .. High around 30 .. Tonight snow showers / flurries end in the evening hours . Lows in the 20’s shore teens interior …
Thursday mostly sunny highs 25-33 degrees . Coolest interior . Light winds 10-15mph.. Thursday night partly cloudy lows around 25..
Today snow showers or flurries are caused by onshore fetch of northerly and northeasterly winds ..water temps in the 30’s with highs in the 20’s to lower 30’s cause a mix of warm and cold temps off Atlantic Ocean in return gives us the light snows . How ever one thing that’s bugging me is that the the forcing for ascent is pretty weak and instability isn’t all that great either . But given past Experience and looking over past history data , I can’t rule out 2-3″ of ocean effect snows if all comes into exact formation … Otherwise it’s just nuisance values . So I’ll be keeping an eye to see if any banding develops .. Certainly worth watching as these can creep up on us with little or no warning at all..
Extended look ahead 40’s return late week , with a few storm chances late next week . One which could be snow . But that’s way way off for now ! Have a great day .. Thanks again for viewing :)