WORCESTER - The National Weather Service (NWS) updated its forecasted snowfall totals on Tuesday, increasing the total it predicts across Worcester County.
In its new forecast, some of the eastern part of the city is predicted to accumulate eight to 12 inches, while much of the city is now categorized in the 12 to 18 inches range. Parts of northern Worcester County is predicted to see 18 to 24 inches or more.
In its update on Monday, NWS predicted most of the county to see six to 12 inches of snow.
According to Route 20 Western & Central Mass Weather, reports from various towns indicated much different experiences for towns in the area as early as 7 AM on Tuesday, including 9 inches in Princeton, 12 inches in Winchester, 9.5 inches in Holden, and 3 inches in Barre.
In a report at 1 PM, Route 20 said that while snowfall had considerably lightened, but another burst of snow this afternoon would last until just before midnight. During that time, snow could fall at a rate up to one inch per hour.
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