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Forecast Bumped Up, 4-8 Inches Now Expected

The forecast for Hamilton and Wenham now calls for 4-8 inches of snow to fall between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday night.

The forecast for the approaching snowstorm has been upped, now calling for as much as eight inches of snow in Hamilton and Wenham. If the forecast materializes, it will be, by far, the largest snowstorm of the winter.

Initially, the National Weather Service because a few inches of snow combined with freezing rain and sleet was expected from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday night.

Now, the weather service says more snow is expected. A winter storm warning has been issued, calling for 4-8 inches of snow in Hamilton and Wenham. The winter storm warning runs through 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Overnight on Wednesday night, sleet and freezing rain will also mix with snow for a time. By Thursday, the storm will be all snow again.

The roads have remained just wet – and not slippery – on Wednesday afternoon and forecasters said that the storm is expected to affect Thursday morning’s commute more than Wednesday night’s commute.

Robert Gates (Editor) March 01, 2012 at 03:34 AM
At 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, we are at just over 2 inches of snow on the West Wenham-North Beverly line.
M. M. March 01, 2012 at 04:10 AM
11:00 pm warming up snow machines, neighbors not happy, dog barking, ready for 2 feet!!

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