If you've been talking about what a calm winter we've had, you've spoken too soon.
Just a couple days after the 35th anniversary of the Blizzard of '78, New England is expected to get a blizzard this weekend. Norton could see more than 2 feet of snow, the largest snow accumulation since 2010.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for most of eastern Massachusetts including Norton, calling it a "potential historic winter storm." The watch has been put into effect for Friday morning through Saturday afternoon.
We could see snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour and wind gusts of more than 20 miles per hour. The snow will have a light start Friday morning and will build in intensity during the afternoon. The heaviest snowfall will happen Friday night into Saturday. Winds will be 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 55 mph. Visibility will be one quarter mile or less at times. The temperature will be in the mid 20s.
“I think it's time to prepare for the biggest storm since December 26th and 27th of 2010,” WHDH-TV chief meteorologist Pete Bouchard writes in his latest blog post. “For the snow hounds, your ship might have finally come in.”
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