Snow falls on the Vineyard: One, two, maybe three

Oak Bluffs highway crews were busy early Friday morning following the first measurable snow fall of the season. — Photo by Steve Myrick

It was a one-two snow punch this week. And number three may be on the way.

A hurrying offshore storm spun up the coast and passed east of the Vineyard last Thursday night, leaving three fluffy inches of snow. Accumulations declined farther north and west of the Vineyard, and they were greater and wetter to the north and east, over Nantucket and outer Cape Cod.

Weekend warming eroded the overnight deposit before sharply colder weather arrived Monday with another dusting of snow, much to the delight of sledders.

A fresh deposit of from three to six inches of snow provided lots of fun at the end of the school day Tuesday. Sledders took to the slope at the Tashmoo overlook in Tisbury.

As of late Wednesday, weather forecasters were on the fence about what Saturday might bring. had this to say: “Southeastern New England (Cape Cod) is a tough call at this point. This again depends on how quickly the two storms merge and whether or not cold air shoves the storm too far south. One scenario being radar snow and a spotty light accumulation. The other being an all-out blizzard.”