Technical discussion: Chilly climate and some snow/rain showers on the way!


Clouds will continue to thicken in a single day tonight and it may not be as cold as Friday evening. Lows will be typically within the 20s.

Friday night was the coldest of our season thus far! Temperatures dropped near 0 in many towns. The low became 1 in Willimantic, 1 in Salisbury, and 1 in Danbury. Our weather watcher Todd in Colebrook suggested -5 levels at his condo! 

A vulnerable disturbance will convey some snow and rain showers to the state on Sunday, above all all over the afternoon and night. The GFS model is displaying we might see virtually an inch of snow in some critical and northern spots! other fashions are not showing as plenty, but some moderate accumulations for some areas. despite a ordinarily cloudy sky, temperatures should upward thrust smartly into the 30s to close 40 degrees. 


We could be conserving a watch on a coastal storm for early next week. For now, we think the storm will music too far offshore to have any affect on Connecticut. we’re forecasting partly sunny skies for Monday and highs 40-forty five. Tuesday may still be partly sunny and breezy with highs in the higher 30s/ reduce 40s. We may well be seeing some scattered snow flurries on Tuesday as well.

high power will crest over New England by means of midweek. therefore, Wednesday should still be pleasant with ordinarily sunny skies and highs in the 40s.

there’s the advantage for a magnificent wind and rainstorm for Christmas Eve and xmas Day. The storm will song to the west of recent England. therefore, a powerful southerly wind will boost on Thursday, and we may have destructive winds in excess of 50 mph Thursday evening. Showers will boost Thursday, then the rain may be heavy from time to time Thursday evening into Friday morning. Plus, temperatures are anticipated to upward thrust neatly into the 50s. The aggregate of heavy rain and melting snow might influence in flooding. here’s something we’ll ought to watch intently!

Heavy rain could linger into Christmas morning, then it should all come to an conclusion by using noon after a strong bloodless entrance passes in the course of the state. Friday morning may be rather mild with temperatures in the 50s, however a northwesterly wind will usher colder air into the state right through the afternoon.

NAMING wintry weather STORMS…

Channel three has had a virtually 50-12 months legacy of naming winter storms; you may additionally bear in mind 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 led to 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 tourists climate service.

Why did we make a decision to name storms so long ago? because individuals with ease bear in mind names, specifically the ones which have been connected to Connecticut’s greatest storms! once in a while, we get criticized for naming winter storms, but by using a long way most of our viewers love the lifestyle and locate it fun! We additionally should 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 at least ½” of ice accretion that would take place during an ice storm.

This iciness, the theme is pet names, which is an extension of final wintry weather’s theme. We most effective had 1 named storm final iciness, and that was iciness Storm Abel. So, we decided to delivery where we left off. That’s why the primary identify on this winter’s list is Bailey, named after a horse.

here is a listing 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 (hen), 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 far down the record, we’re in for big hindrance!!!

a couple of years in the past, a country wide network decided to identify wintry weather storms on a country wide scale. Who can blame any person from using a pretty good concept? despite the fact there may well be some confusion in consequence, we are happy with our lifestyle it’s “Connecticut-headquartered!”


November went into the checklist books as a heat, wet month! The usual temperature at Bradley foreign Airport turned into 46.2 degrees, which is 3.8 levels above typical. It become a tie for the eighth warmest November on list. one of the crucial big highlights become a 7-day stretch with highs in the 70s, which is a November record for the more suitable Hartford enviornment! in advance of this November, the outdated list became 4 consecutive days with highs within the 70s in 1975 and in 2015. it truly is somewhat excellent in the event you agree with reliable data date lower back to 1905, 115 years in the past!

November become also very wet with 5.28” of rain. it’s 1.39” above usual. We best had a trace of snow, which is 2.0” under normal.


In December, the common high drops from forty five degrees on the first to 35 levels within the thirty first. The typical low is 29 levels on the 1st, but it drops to 19 degrees by using the thirty first. commonplace snowfall for December is 7.4”. These facts are for the improved Hartford area.

The listing high for December is seventy six degrees. It become set on December 7, 1998. The checklist low is -18, set on December 30, 1917. The snowiest December on list was in 1945 when there become a grand complete of forty five.3” of snow!

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