9:30 PM update…
winter Storm Bailey is producing reasonable to heavy snow across a lot of Connecticut at the moment. The visibility has been reduced to a quarter mile in Danbury, Bridgeport, New Haven, Meriden, Chester, and Groton. Plus, the northeasterly wind is gusting to 30 mph or higher along the Connecticut Coast. we’ve already had experiences of four-5″ of snow in Fairfield County. Temperatures are generally in the 20s, but there are some higher teenagers in Litchfield County. The wind relax is within the single digits and teenagers!
Snow will continue to fall closely at times overnight, and into the morning shuttle before letting up with the aid of midday. we are nevertheless forecasting 10-20″ of snow for many of the state.
we can have a complete replace on Eyewitness information at 11:00, and we are able to go on at 4:00 am with team coverage and we are planning to dwell on all morning lengthy to hold you informed and protected!
A iciness STORM WARNING is in impact for all of Connecticut through early Thursday afternoon. A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY is in effect for southern parts of Fairfield and New Haven Counties tonight, from 11 pm unless 2 am.
iciness STORM BAILEY…
Our first named storm of the season will deliver heavy snow and a gusty wind to the state tonight nighttime and Thursday morning. situations will abruptly deteriorate this evening. Snow will turn into heavy at times, possibly coming down at the rate of 1-2” per hour every now and then. Plus, a northeasterly wind will turn into improved as the nighttime progresses. Gusts to 40 mph or greater will cause blowing and drifting later late tonight and the next day morning. The snow may still be easy and fluffy due to the fact the air should be cold. for this reason, we don’t predict any major issues with power outages. besides the fact that children, sleet and freezing rain could in short combine in over southeastern portions of the state. Lows tonight should be in the higher teens and 20s. Wind chills might be in the single digits and lower young adults.
Snow can have a huge impact on the Thursday morning commute. provide your self plenty of overtime and take it slow. despite the fact, precipitation will taper off before noon, and it will come to an conclusion early within the afternoon. There may well be some partial clearing earlier than the day is over, but it surely could be windy and cold with highs most effective within the 20s to near 30, and wind chills may be within the single digits and youths. Bundle up!
we have multiplied our snowfall forecast. We are actually forecasting 12-20” of snow for most of the state. In Southeastern Connecticut, where there may well be some mixing, we’re forecasting 10-16” of snow. The center of iciness Storm Bailey will track near the benchmark (40 N, 70 W) later tonight and the following day morning. it’s going to then flow out to sea all over the afternoon, and that’s why weather conditions will impulsively enrich. we will retain you up-to-date as new tips comes into the Early Warning Forecast center.
The sky will develop into clear the next day evening and the wind will gradually subside. With a sparkling snow cover, temperatures will seemingly dip into the higher single digits and teenagers!
The conclusion of the week should be quiet! Friday might be commonly sunny, breezy and cold with highs in the upper 20s and decrease 30s. high power will crest over New England Friday nighttime. That ability the wind will turn into very gentle, if now not calm. With clear skies and a fresh snow cover, temperatures are anticipated to drop to the coldest ranges of the season, to date. we’re forecasting lows within the single digits! Readings near zero and even beneath zero will be possible in the continuously chillier areas. The checklist low for the greater Hartford area for December nineteenth is -three, set in 1942.
The weekend should be fine a quiet, and the cold climate will step by step average. Saturday should be in the main sunny, and the wind could be light with high power in vicinity. After a frigid morning, we are forecasting highs 30-35.
A weak disturbance may deliver just a few scattered rain and snow showers to the state on Sunday, nevertheless it could additionally stay completely dry. despite a partly to ordinarily cloudy sky, temperatures should still rise neatly into the 30s to near 40 degrees.
Monday may still be normally sunny and not too bloodless. Lows can be within the 20s, and highs may still be within the low to middle 40s.
A push of less warm air might outcomes in flurries or snow showers on Tuesday. Plus, a west to northwest wind will get more desirable as the day progresses. Highs should be in the low and core 40s, nevertheless it will flip an awful lot colder late Tuesday and Tuesday night.
Wednesday should still be more often than not sunny, although there may be a rise in cloud cowl throughout the afternoon. It’ll be seasonably cold with lows within the 20s and highs 35-forty.
NAMING winter STORMS…
Channel three has had an almost 50-yr legacy of naming winter storms; you may additionally be aware Blizzard Larry, the Blizzard of ’78, the massive ice storm of December 1973 named Felix, Storm Alfred in late October of 2011 and Blizzard Charlotte in 2013. Alfred’s heavy, wet snow brought about a list energy outage in Connecticut and Blizzard Charlotte dumped as much as 40” of snow on the state. all of it begun in 1971 with Channel 3 and the travelers weather service.
Why did we make a decision to identify storms so lengthy in the past? as a result of people with ease be aware names, especially those that have been connected to Connecticut’s largest storms! from time to time, we get criticized for naming iciness storms, but with the aid of a long way most of our viewers love the tradition and find it enjoyable! We also ought to meet definite criteria for a storm to be named. We need to be forecasting at the least 6” of snow for many of the state and/or as a minimum ½” of ice accretion that might happen all through an ice storm.
This wintry weather, the theme is pet names, which is an extension of remaining iciness’s theme. We most effective had 1 named storm last winter, and that turned into winter Storm Abel. So, we decided to start the place we left off. That’s why the primary identify on this iciness’s listing is Bailey, named after a horse.
right here is an inventory of this iciness’s names: Bailey (horse), Cooper (dog), Digger (hedgehog), Echo (Iguana), Finnegan (goat), Gertie (goose), Hobbes (dog), Izzy (cat), Jabba (dog), Kiana (dog), Luna (pig), Maverick (dog), Nellie (dog), Ozzy (horse), Peepers (bird), Queue (dog), Roscoe (dog), Shay (dog), Thor (cat), Uma (cat), Viola (dog), Willow (dog & bunny), Xanthe (dog), Yarko (dog), and Zeke (Iguana). If we make it that some distance down the listing, we’re in for big hindrance!!!
a couple of years in the past, a country wide network determined to name iciness storms on a country wide scale. Who can blame anyone from using a good conception? however there can be some confusion due to this fact, we are happy with our lifestyle it’s “Connecticut-founded!”
NOVEMBER 2020 RECAP…
November went into the checklist books as a warm, wet month! The ordinary temperature at Bradley international Airport became 46.2 degrees, which is three.eight levels above normal. It was a tie for the 8th warmest November on checklist. one of the most big highlights turned into a 7-day stretch with highs in the 70s, which is a November list for the more desirable Hartford enviornment! previous to this November, the outdated list was 4 consecutive days with highs in the 70s in 1975 and in 2015. it truly is somewhat astonishing in case you accept as true with professional records date returned to 1905, 115 years ago!
November become also very moist with 5.28” of rain. it really is 1.39” above general. We best had a hint of snow, which is 2.0” below typical.
DECEMBER AVERAGES & EXTREMES…
In December, the usual high drops from forty five degrees on the 1st to 35 degrees within the 31st. The average low is 29 degrees on the first, but it surely drops to 19 levels by means of the thirty first. general blizzard for December is 7.4”. These data are for the better Hartford area.
The checklist excessive for December is seventy six levels. It become set on December 7, 1998. The checklist low is -18, set on December 30, 1917. The snowiest December on record turned into in 1945 when there was a grand total of forty five.3” of snow!
Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest
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