It’s happening again: How much snow can the North Shore expect from its fourth March nor’easter?

It was supposed to blow out to sea and miss New England. All the weekend model results said it would miss us. Yet here we are talking about more plowable snow from a fast-growing nor’easter coming Wednesday night. It’s the fourth one of March, and it’s creating a sense of existential angst in some Boston area meteorologists.


The National Weather Service issued a winter weather watch for Wednesday night into Thursday, calling for 5 to 8 inches of snow, with localized amount reaching 11 inches.

“Plan on difficult travel conditions. Heavy wet snow combined with gusty northeast winds may result in down tree branches and limbs with possible power outages. Snow heavy at times may yield significant reductions in visibility,” the NWS statement read.

(National Weather Service)


Here are the maps from Boston-area meteorologists. The usual cautionary notes are required: The storm is still days away, and all of these numbers could change. As of Monday afternoon, however, these are the forecasts from several Boston-area weather teams.







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