Technical discussion: A wintry combine will deliver slippery situations to the state tonight…

9:00 PM replace…

Snow is falling at varying intensities across the state at this hour.  in many locations, the snow is light.  In different locations, the snow is heavier.  to this point, we bought studies of three” of snow in Falls Village and 2″ in New Fairfield.  on the Channel three studio in Rocky Hill, I measured about 0.5″ of snow as of 9pm.  Temperatures at the moment latitude from 29 degrees in Washington, Litchfield, and Lakeville to 36 levels in Groton.  The temperature is 31 in Waterbury and Windsor Locks, 32 in Danbury and Willimantic, 33 in Hartford, and 35 in New Haven.  A north to northeasterly wind is averaging 5-15 mph, and the wind is in the 20s statewide.  

we are going to continue to have periods of snow and combined precipitation overnight, but there might not tons left via daybreak.  nonetheless, untreated surfaces might be slippery for the morning go back and forth.

old dialogue…

THIS evening & TONIGHT…

A wintry weather climate ADVISORY is in effect for all of Northern Connecticut and indoors parts of Fairfield and New Haven Counties.

A coastal storm will track to the south of new England tonight. The core of the storm will flow near the benchmark (40 north, 70 west) through late tonight. here is not a huge storm, but it surely will deliver adequate wintry precipitation to the state to make untreated surfaces slick. So, please be careful!

There can be a few styles of precipitation this evening and tonight. we are able to predict intervals of snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain. Temperatures will range from 30-35. complete accumulation of snow and sleet will latitude from a coating to 2”. There can be in the neighborhood bigger amounts of as much as three” in parts of Western Connecticut.


There may nonetheless be some spotty snow or combined precipitation within the state early the next day morning, then weather circumstances will improve. Clouds will mix with some partial sunshine. It should be breezy and chilly with highs within the higher 30s and decrease 40s.

tomorrow evening can be partly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 20s.


a powerful storm device will meander out within the ocean to the east of recent England and over the Canadian Maritimes all through this time duration. for this reason, there might be a couple of days of blustery, brisk weather.

Tuesday and Wednesday might be partly sunny with highs within the higher 30s and reduce 40s. Tuesday may be breezy, however a northwest wind will likely develop into a bit more advantageous on Wednesday. That’s when gusts to 30 mph or greater are likely. Lows Tuesday night will range from 25-30.

Thursday and Friday should still be basically sunny and breezy, but the wind received’t be as excessive. It’ll be a little milder Thursday with highs in the low and core 40s. Highs on Friday should still be nearer to forty levels. midnight lows should be within the 20s, possibly the reduce 20s Friday morning.

subsequent WEEKEND…

We’ll have to maintain an eye fixed on a coastal storm. At this element, it feels like the storm will pass out to sea with little or no have an effect on on Connecticut. although, the storm continues to be per week away and a song closer to the coast is feasible. We’ll keep you up-to-date!

For now, we are forecasting partly to frequently cloudy skies for Saturday, and it could be windy depending on the tune of the coastal storm. Highs should still be within the 30s. Sunday may still be mainly sunny and breezy with highs within the 30s once more.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest



December went into the listing books as a gentle and moist month with above ordinary blizzard. The common temperature for the greater Hartford area become 33.7 levels, which is 2.1 levels above normal. total precipitation became 5.18”, which is 1.94” above common. complete snowstorm changed into 13.three”, which is 5.5” above regular.

There was one named iciness storm, wintry weather Storm Bailey. It began on the night of December sixteenth and it ended round noon on the 17th. blizzard ranged from 8” to 16.5”.

a powerful storm had a major have an impact on on the state on Christmas Day! It turned into a moist, heat and windy December twenty fifth throughout 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 when you consider that records had been saved (they go returned to 1905!). The prior checklist turned into 1.39” from Christmas 1979. additionally, temperatures had been notably gentle. The high at Bradley turned into sixty three°, simply 1° shy of the December twenty fifth list that became set in 1964! Rainfall totals ranged from 1.5 to four”. Simsbury hit the jackpot with 3.ninety four inches! Heavy rain, in tandem with snow melt, led to poor drainage, basement and river flooding. The wind was also a large headline with this storm as gusts frequently ranged from 50-60 mph. This resulted in round 35,000 vigor outages throughout the state. The peak gust got here in from Greenwich, at 71 mph!


In January, the normal excessive is 35 levels on the 1st and the 31st. through January seventh, the normal high dips to 34 degrees and it remains 34 levels throughout the twenty third. The standard low is 19 levels on the first, and 18 degrees the 31st. The normal low dips to 17 levels on the 9th and it continues to be 17 degrees in the course of the 21st. January is our coldest month of the yr. average blizzard for January is 12.three”. These statistics are for the improved Hartford enviornment.

The record high for January is 72 levels. It changed into set on January 6, 2007. The listing low is 26 below zero, set on January 22, 1961. The snowiest January on checklist turned into in 2011 when there became a grand total of 54.3” of snow! it truly is the all-time snowiest month on listing for the improved Hartford area!

NAMING wintry weather STORMS…

Channel 3 has had a nearly 50-12 months legacy of naming iciness storms; you may additionally bear in mind 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 caused a record energy outage in Connecticut and Blizzard Charlotte dumped as much as 40” of snow on the state. it all started in 1971 with Channel 3 and the tourists climate carrier.

Why did we make a decision to name storms so long in the past? as a result of people quite simply remember names, mainly those which have been connected to Connecticut’s largest storms! occasionally, we get criticized for naming wintry weather storms, but by way of a long way most of our viewers love the tradition and locate it enjoyable! We also need to meet certain criteria for a storm to be named. We ought to be forecasting at the least 6” of snow for most of the state and/or as a minimum ½” of ice accretion that could ensue all over an ice storm.

This iciness, the theme is pet names, which is an extension of ultimate iciness’s theme. We handiest had 1 named storm ultimate winter, and that was winter Storm Abel. So, we determined to birth the place we left off. That’s why the primary identify on this winter’s checklist is Bailey, named after a horse.

right here is an inventory 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 (chook), 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 list, we’re in for huge situation!!!

a number of years in the past, a country wide community decided to identify winter storms on a countrywide scale. Who can blame any individual from using a fine theory? although there may well be some confusion in consequence, we’re proud of our tradition that’s “Connecticut-established!”

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