Norton Snow Storm Update
Up to two feet of snow expected.
There are 748 National Grid customers without power right now, due to the snowstorm that dumped over a foot of snow on the ground. And it hasn’t ended.
According to National Weather Service, it will snow through 1 a.m. early Thursday morning. Today there will be a high near 31 with a northwest wind around 20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 39 miles per hour. Total daytime snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches is possible.
Tonight it will be cloudy with a low of around 21 degrees and a northwest wind between 10 and 16 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 36 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow accumulation of less than one inch is possible.
When it is all said and done, Norton will be looking at around 19 to 24 inches of snow, according to Weather.com.
The heaviest snow will fall through early afternoon. Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour are possible at times.
Near whiteout conditions will continue into early afternoon. Strong northeast winds will combine with heavy snow to create near blizzard conditions at times. Blowing and drifting snow will make travel very difficult. Visibility will be one quarter mile or less at times.
But the good news is that more snow equals more material for your snow sculpture to enter into Norton Patch’s contest. For details, click here.
Norton Public Schools
The Norton wrestling meet scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed to Thursday.