Berkshire shovels and roads to see some more snow

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The Berkshires should again dodge its first widespread double-digit snowfall of the season.

The National Weather Service Office in Albany, N.Y., and other meteorological outlets have potential snowfall amounts below the 10-inch mark by daybreak on Monday.

However, where you live will determine how much white stuff needs shoveling and plowing as the fast-moving low pressure that will emerge from the mid-Atlantic states Sunday night will track well enough to the south and east, pushing the heaviest snow from the Springfield area toward Boston.

North of Pittsfield is under a winter weather advisory, but south of the city could see six or more inches, hence the National Weather Service late Sunday afternoon issued a winter storm warning for the southern half of the Berkshires. The likelihood of getting at least six inches increases closer to the Connecticut line and the hill towns of Becket, Otis and Sandisfield.

The Berkshires' most significant snow event of the season came Jan. 20 when up to 12 inches fell in Northern Berkshire, but the rest of the county was in single digits due a mix of sleet and freezing rain.

Forecasters expect the latest winter storm to quickly scoot past New England by Monday afternoon, with sub-freezing weather moving in for the rest of the workweek, according to Albany forecasters.

The first week of March will have a February feel to it, with daytime highs in the low to mid-20s Tuesday through Friday; bottoming out in the upper teens on Wednesday and an overnight low near zero.

Dick Lindsay can be reached at rlindsay@berkshireeagle.com and 413-496-6233.


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