Updated 2:01 p.m. -- .
Looks like Nemo is going to find us ...
(Come on, you knew we couldn't get through this storm without at least one Pixar reference).
As the day of Winter Storm Nemo's arrival draws closer, the forecasts aren't getting any less hairy.
Looking at a couple of accumulation maps reveals that 16 inches for the Newton area appears to be the bare minimum. Eighteen inches minimum actually shows up on more maps, and the maximum numbers are at two feet or more.
Fox 25 meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz told Patch via a tweet that he'd recommend people head home by 3 p.m. Friday ("to be safe"), especially if they plan to use the T.
If you drive to and from work, plan to be home around noon, Fox 25 Meteorologist Shiri Spear said on a morning newscast.
According to the Blizzard Watch that has been issued, snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches an hour (or more) are not out of the question. As for whether an official blizzard will actually happen, Spear explains:
Due to expected winds under the 35 mph criteria, a "blizzard" has not been forecasted area-wide. Nonetheless, a prolonged period of heavy snow and reduced visibility is expected with up to 2 feet of snow accumulation is possible. Away from the coast, winds N 20-30 mph with gusts to 50 are expected. All residents should be prepared for the possibility of a power outage.
Stay with Newton Patch throughout the storm for everything you need to know about how Winter Storm Nemo is impacting you in your backyard. We promise to keep the clown fish puns to a minimum.