Wednesday’s Snow will Fall During the 40th Anniversary of the Blizzard of 78

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

A winter storm is expected to land in Bedford on the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of 78. The three-day storm from February 5 to 7 dumped historic amounts of snow on New England that year. Wednesday’s storm won’t pack that punch but will be complicated by a changeover from snow to rain and ice.

The National Weather Service in Boston predicts that the weather will arrive in Bedford by mid-morning, with a projected total accumulation of 4 to 6 inches. The NWS map, however, shows the town to be in the “area of the ice/snow line. Another map shows that Bedford could expect up to a tenth of an inch of ice in addition to the snow.

3 pm Forecast: Wednesday Snow Totals Lower Due to Possible Changeover to Rain

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

At 3 pm on Tuesday, January 16, the National Weather Service lowered the projected snow totals for Bedford because of a possible changeover to rain.

Storm ending projections – Image (c) NWS Boston, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

According to a 3 pm forecast, the snow is expected to begin around 2 am on Wednesday morning, and continue through 4 pm that afternoon.

If Superintendent Sills decides to close or delay the start of Bedford Schools on Wednesday, The Citizen will post the message as soon as it comes in.

NWS Boston Raises Bedford’s Snow Totals to 12 – 18 Inches

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Whether you call this winter storm Grayson, bombogenesis, or a bomb cyclone, the chances are better than 50/50 that Bedford will experience a substantial snowstorm in the next 24 to 36 hours.

The National Weather Service in Boston increased its snowfall projection to 12 – 18 inches at 3 pm on Wednesday afternoon, and Supt. Jon Sills canceled Thursday classes and evening activities for Bedford schools.

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