Technical dialogue: A quiet beginning to Monday with the chance of a spot bathe!


Tonight, search for partly to in the main cloudy skies with lows in the higher 20’s, and decrease 30’s along the shoreline.

THE remaining MONDAY OF THE 12 months!

We start off our Monday cloudy and a possible possibility of some light spot showers via our state within the late morning. A disturbance passing to our north will swing a chilly entrance via. although as we head into the afternoon, clouds will break free and we can see a mix of clouds and sunshine. Temperatures will be in the mid 40s. It will be breezy with southerly winds 5-15 mph.

A river flood warning continues to be in effect for the Connecticut River. It has been ongoing seeing that Friday’s heavy rainfall and melting snow. we will still are expecting the chance of some minor flooding in low mendacity flood inclined areas, principally Wethersfield, Glastonbury, Cromwell, Middletown and Portland. circumstances have been carrying on with to enhance.


less warm air will filter in on Tuesday, together with some gusty northwest winds.  Temperatures vogue chillier, as they’ll best excellent out in the 30s. by Wednesday afternoon, the air moderates with highs back close 40 as excessive force moves into the vicinity. we will continue to be dry with an area of high force. 


There are nevertheless some discrepancies with a storm gadget heading to our enviornment New Years Eve into New Years Day.  Our models are indicating now not one, but two low pressure techniques will have an impact on our area. Thursday will carry a rise in cloud cover, with rain constructing.  Temperatures will additionally style a little bit milder, as of now we’re forecasting highs within the low to mid 50s. A secondary enviornment of low power develops to our SW on Friday, and tracks in our path. models are also indicating that colder air may combine down from the north, and that may additionally change one of the rain to a wintry combine or snow, certainly in northern and northwestern CT. Winds will additionally decide upon up on New Years Eve all through the evening hours. The rain is expected to last during New Years Day and could stretch into Saturday morning as neatly.  live tuned for the newest updates! 


As anticipated, it changed into a wet, warm and windy December 25th across Connecticut!  With 2.12” of rain at Bradley Airport the place the professional data are maintained for the Hartford area, Christmas 2020 will go down because the wettest one due to the fact statistics were saved (they go lower back to 1905!).  The prior record changed into 1.39” from 1979.  additionally, temperatures have been specially gentle.  The high at Bradley become sixty three°, just 1° shy of the 12.25 checklist from 1964! 

in other places in the state, rainfall totals ranged from 1.5 to 4” …Simsbury hit the jackpot with 3.ninety four inches!  all of the heavy rain, in tandem with snow soften, resulted in negative drainage and river flooding.  while smaller rivers have or will fall below flood stage, minor flooding is forecast alongside the Housatonic and Connecticut Rivers. 

The wind became additionally a large headline with this storm as gusts generally ranged from 50-60 mph.  This ended in round 35,000 vigour outages across the state.  The top gust came in from Greenwich, at 71 mph! 


Channel 3 has had an almost 50-12 months legacy of naming wintry weather storms; you may additionally remember Blizzard Larry, the Blizzard of ’78, the huge ice storm of December 1973 named Felix, Storm Alfred in late October of 2011 and Blizzard Charlotte in 2013. Alfred’s heavy, moist 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 began in 1971 with Channel three and the tourists climate provider.

Why did we decide to name storms so lengthy ago? as a result of americans easily be aware names, in particular the ones which have been connected to Connecticut’s largest storms! on occasion, we get criticized for naming iciness storms, however by some distance most of our viewers love the way of life and locate it fun! We also must 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 the least ½” of ice accretion that would occur all over an ice storm.

This iciness, the theme is pet names, which is an extension of ultimate wintry weather’s theme. We simplest had 1 named storm closing winter, and that was wintry weather Storm Abel. So, we decided to start the place we left off. That’s why the first identify on this wintry weather’s checklist is Bailey, named after a horse.

right here is a list 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 record, we’re in for big predicament!!!

a few years in the past, a countrywide community decided to name iciness storms on a country wide scale. Who can blame anyone from using an outstanding idea? besides the fact that children there may well be some confusion due to this fact, we are proud of our culture it is “Connecticut-headquartered!”


November went into the checklist books as a warm, wet month! The ordinary temperature at Bradley foreign Airport became forty six.2 levels, which is three.eight levels above standard. It became a tie for the eighth warmest November on checklist. one of the massive highlights turned into a 7-day stretch with highs in the 70s, which is a November listing for the better Hartford enviornment! just before this November, the previous record become four consecutive days with highs within the 70s in 1975 and in 2015. it is somewhat amazing should you accept as true with reputable facts date returned to 1905, one hundred fifteen years in the past!

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


In December, the usual excessive drops from forty five levels on the first to 35 degrees within the thirty first. The common low is 29 degrees on the first, nonetheless it drops to 19 levels with the aid of the 31st. normal blizzard for December is 7.four”. These statistics are for the stronger Hartford enviornment.

The list high for December is 76 degrees. It was set on December 7, 1998. The list low is -18, set on December 30, 1917. The snowiest December on list became in 1945 when there became a grand complete of forty five.3” of snow!

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