(thanks to Marianne in Onset for the pic!)
I actually really kinda MEANT to say "heavy snow, rain/snow line at the Canal" when I wrote that forecast this morning. I just wrote that rain stuff because I like to tease my readers now and then with the ol' false forecast trick.
It started snowing hard in the village of Buzzards Bay at 5 PM, and hasn't let up since. It's heavy, wet snow. I just went outside and caught a 4" snowflake in my hands. We have about an inch of snow, maybe a touch more.
Know that it is already April 1st in France.
I'm told that, even if it's 40 degrees outside, it is much colder up where the clouds are. The precip starts as snow, and draws the cold air down. It's a common feature of late-season nor'easters.
The rain line seems to be pushing up towards the South Shore, so maybe I'll be correct at some point this evening or tomorrow.
We'll be back with an update. Everyone from Hyannis east still thinks I made an accurate forecast.