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Wheel in the Sky is a Broken Record

Timothy Whitcomb

Winter is here again after the fall — although the official beginning of the season is Dec. 21, since Dec. 3 the departure below normal Boston temperatures has ranged from 5 to 11�F (3 to 6�C). The recent spate of majestic crisp days is coming to an end as we are in the line of fire for a winter storm tracking up the East Coast. Current estimates show a high probability of snowfall in the region. Anytime storms like this are forecast, there is uncertainty for this event; it is the placement of the rain-snow line that will determine whether the snow will stay awhile or whether we can escape with just rain.

Those who have been waiting patiently for skiing can look into the future with the possibility of southern Maine and New Hampshire dancing to a snow theme. Studying faithfully now to ensure precious time for fun on a Saturday night? If the white stuff sticks around you may be rewarded: finals are almost here, so be good to yourself. The next few days may be discouraging for those who miss the warm weather, but even though we went our separate ways weeks ago, we will meet again someday soon in only a few months when spring rolls around.

In the Atlantic, the hurricane season that broke new frontiers by drawing names from the Greek alphabet is hopefully over as Epsilon dissipates. Although storms have formed in December before, one more is a prospect very few want to see.

Extended Forecast

Friday: Heavy precipitation, likely snow changing to rain. High 33�F (1�C).

Tonight: Cloudy with some strong winds. Low 25�F (-4�C).

Tomorrow: Sunny, light winds. High 38�F (3�C).

Tomorrow Night: Cloudy and windy. Low 27�F (-3�C).