There are conflicting reports about the possibility of a blizzard hitting Cape Cod tomorrow night and continuing into Wednesday morning. Some forecasts are projecting that the Cape could get more than a foot of snow, while others are suggesting the storm will not hit quite as hard, with less than six inches of snow projected.
Reddit user Ryan Kinder captured the uncertainty over the potential snowfall in this image, compiling multiple weather reports.
Winds could reach between 50 and 70 miles per hour, according to reports.
Forecast remains...6-10+" potential for Cape & Islands with gusts 50-60+ mph. 4" SE MA, Not much for most. pic.twitter.com/tGuSSgLlHL— Joe Joyce (@JoeJoyceNECN) March 24, 2014
See no reason to change the forecast for Wednesday. A blizzard on Cape but windy with light snow in Merrimack Valley: pic.twitter.com/VUEa3MhUoe— Ryan Breton (@RyanBretonWX) March 24, 2014
Boston.com meteorologist David Edpstein wrote this morning that the impact on those in the Boston area should be minimal, but that strong winds could hit Cape Cod.
Impacts to most of you will be small to none. If you live in and around Boston you can expect some snow and wind to slow down the morning commute Wednesday. Further south and east the impacts will be greater and much of the day Wednesday will have slow travel. Even there, the evening commute will be much improved.
High winds will be the biggest player in this storm with gusts approaching 50 miles per hour over parts of Cape Cod and the Island. In Boston, winds will be gusty, but not that strong. The winds will be powerful enough to whip the snow around and lower visibility to under a quarter mile at times. Over Cape Cod and the Islands a blizzard watch has been issued for this possibility.
National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Simpson told the Globe that six inches or more of snow was possible for Nantucket and the outer Cape. The report also says that the Boston area can expect around two to four inches of snow.