[Update: 3:55 p.m.] The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Wayland and surrounding areas from Friday night through Saturday morning.
According to the watch, "The worst of the storm will be Friday night into Saturday morning," with snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour possible. "Travel may become nearly impossible with blowing and drifting snow."
Several news outlets can agree that Winter Storm Nemo will bring a minimum accumulation of 18 inches to the area, but the maximum accumulation numbers vary.
Here's the deal:
- WCVB is predicting 25.3 inches of snow in Boston by 11 a.m. Saturday.
- WHDH is calling for 15-20 inches of snow throughout the area that includes Wayland.
- The NWS is predicting 18-24 inches for the entire area.
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[Update: 2:35 p.m.]. Allow us to introduce you to Nemo, the nor'easter that the National Weather Service is now saying could drop up to 18 inches of snow in the Boston area, including Wayland. (To be clear, the Weather Channel named the storm, not the NWS).
Tell Us: What do you think of such a cute name for such a big storm?
[Update: 12:41 p.m.] It's getting snowier. The latest map from the National Weather Service has Wayland in the area expected to see 14-18 inches of snow from the storm that will begin Friday morning and end Saturday morning.
Better find those snow blowers, Everyone.
[Original article]: Snow lovers, rejoice. The forecast is shaping up to grant your wintry weather wish Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Watch for the Boston area, including Wayland, beginning late Thursday night and continuing through Saturday morning.
According to the watch, periods of poor visibility and hazardous driving conditions are likely as this storm drops sometimes heavy snow on the area.
A WHDH snowfall accumulation map shows Wayland in the area expected to receive 8 to 12 inches of snow by 1 p.m. Saturday.
In a WHDH weather blog post, meteorologist Jeremy Reiner calls the storm "drawn out," with snow beginning by about 8 a.m. Friday morning and not ending until between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday.
Reiner goes on to point out that this snow storm is actually the result of two storms combining, and where those two storms combine will drastically affect the impact in the Boston area.
"It's actually two storms that will join forces to become one storm----if they join forces too late (well southeast of New England) then it will be a storm with much less snowfall," Reiner writes. "Until we can pinpoint the storm track then the amount of snow is not locked in and that dreaded rain/snow line is also not known."
We've asked folks on the Wayland Patch Facebook page what they think about a potential snowy Friday and Saturday. So far, it's more excitement than dread.
"Woo hoo snow!" writes Cheryl Kreinbring.
Jenn Smith Sullivan agreed, adding, "Yahoooo for snow!"
YOUR TURN: Are you excited about the possibility of some significant snow or were your hoping for an early spring? Tell us in the comments!