Technical dialogue: A storm will convey snow and rain to the state beginning on Sunday…

9:15 PM replace…

it’s a quiet Saturday night across the state!  The sky is obvious to partly cloudy, and temperatures are more often than not within the 30s.  Kent, Washington, and Lakeville are the bloodless spots with a temperature of 30 levels.  Tweed New Haven Airport is the nice and cozy spot with a temperature of 40 levels.  it is 33 in Danbury and Waterbury, 32 in Willimantic, and 38 in Hartford.  a whole lot of the state has a light-weight northwesterly breeze.

Temperatures are nonetheless anticipated to dip into the 20s statewide overnight.  it’s shaping as much as be a cold, but nice Sunday morning.

previous dialogue…


An extreme storm will move eastward in the course of the Canadian Maritimes tonight and this will allow high power to construct into New England. The outcomes might be a diminishing wind, and a partly cloudy to clear sky. After a mild day with highs within the mid-40s and decrease 50s, the air will flip less warm tonight. Temperatures will fall lower back through the 30s this night, and in a single day lows can be in the 20s. Some upper teenagers are viable within the invariably chillier places,


A winter weather ADVISORY has been issued for most of Connecticut from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. The shoreline isn’t included within the advisory.

A coastal storm can have an have an effect on on the state the next day afternoon throughout the Monday morning shuttle. The storm will circulation off the Mid-Atlantic Coast tomorrow, then it’ll track to near the benchmark (forty north, 70 west) by using late day after today evening.

We’ll start out with partly sunny skies day after today morning, then the sky will instantly turn into cloudy. a couple of snow and rain showers will boost throughout the afternoon. Highs will latitude from 35-40.

A duration of steadier snow and rain is probably going day after today night. Lows will range from 30-35. Snow and rain may linger into Monday morning, then the rest of the day might be often cloudy, breezy and chilly with highs within the 30s and lessen 40s. We aren’t expecting a big storm with often 1-four” of snow throughout the state. There can be in the community high amounts of up to 5”.


a strong storm gadget will meander out in the ocean to the east of new England and over the Canadian Maritimes throughout this time duration. hence, there should be many days of blustery, brisk weather.

Tuesday and Wednesday should be partly sunny with highs within the higher 30s and reduce 40s. Tuesday can be breezy, but a northwest wind will likely turn into greater on Wednesday. That’s when gusts to 30 mph or greater are probably. midnight lows will latitude from 25-30.

Thursday and Friday should be on the whole sunny and breezy, but the wind gained’t be as severe. It’ll be a bit milder too with highs forty-forty five each days. hour of darkness lows may be within the 20s.

subsequent WEEKEND…

We’ll should hold an eye on one more coastal storm. At this aspect, it feels like the storm will move out to sea with little or no have an effect on on Connecticut. besides the fact that children, the storm remains per week away and a track nearer to the coast is viable. We’ll keep you up to date!

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest



December went into the checklist books as a mild and wet month with above typical snow fall. The standard temperature for the more advantageous Hartford area become 33.7 levels, which is 2.1 degrees above common. total precipitation changed into 5.18”, which is 1.ninety four” above ordinary. total snowstorm changed into 13.3”, which is 5.5” above average.

There become one named iciness storm, iciness Storm Bailey. It all started on the night of December sixteenth and it ended round midday on the seventeenth. snowstorm ranged from eight” to sixteen.5”.

a magnificent storm had a huge influence on the state on Christmas Day! It turned into a wet, heat and windy December twenty fifth across Connecticut! With 2.12” of rain at Bradley Airport, the place professional information are maintained for the Hartford enviornment, Christmas 2020 went down as the wettest considering that facts had been saved (they go returned to 1905!). The prior checklist was 1.39” from Christmas 1979. moreover, temperatures had been specially light. The excessive at Bradley became sixty three°, just 1° shy of the December 25th checklist that become set in 1964! Rainfall totals ranged from 1.5 to 4”. Simsbury hit the jackpot with 3.94 inches! Heavy rain, in tandem with snow soften, resulted in negative drainage, basement and river flooding. The wind become additionally a big headline with this storm as gusts often ranged from 50-60 mph. This ended in round 35,000 vigor outages throughout the state. The top gust came in from Greenwich, at seventy one mph!


In January, the regular excessive is 35 levels on the first and the thirty first. through January 7th, the normal high dips to 34 degrees and it continues to be 34 degrees through the twenty third. The commonplace low is 19 degrees on the 1st, and 18 degrees the 31st. The commonplace low dips to 17 levels on the 9th and it remains 17 degrees through the twenty first. January is our coldest month of the 12 months. general blizzard for January is 12.three”. These facts are for the more advantageous Hartford enviornment.

The record excessive for January is seventy two degrees. It was set on January 6, 2007. The list low is 26 beneath zero, set on January 22, 1961. The snowiest January on list become in 2011 when there was a grand total of 54.three” of snow! it is the all-time snowiest month on checklist for the better Hartford enviornment!


Channel 3 has had an almost 50-year legacy of naming wintry weather storms; you may additionally bear in mind Blizzard Larry, the Blizzard of ’78, the large ice storm of December 1973 named Felix, Storm Alfred in late October of 2011 and Blizzard Charlotte in 2013. Alfred’s heavy, moist snow caused a list vigor outage in Connecticut and Blizzard Charlotte dumped as much as forty” of snow on the state. it all begun in 1971 with Channel 3 and the tourists weather carrier.

Why did we make a decision to name storms so lengthy in the past? as a result of americans easily bear in mind names, especially those which have been attached to Connecticut’s largest storms! sometimes, we get criticized for naming iciness storms, but by way of a long way most of our viewers love the subculture and discover it fun! We also should meet definite criteria for a storm to be named. We should be forecasting as a minimum 6” of snow for most of the state and/or at the least ½” of ice accretion that could take place all over an ice storm.

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

here is a list of this wintry weather’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 a ways down the listing, we are in for big difficulty!!!

several years in the past, a countrywide community decided to identify winter storms on a countrywide scale. Who can blame anybody from the use of a superb conception? although there may well be some confusion subsequently, we are proud of our tradition it’s “Connecticut-headquartered!”

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