Technical discussion: Storm-free weather during the weekend!

9:00 PM replace…

Sky circumstances at this hour latitude from partly cloudy to overcast.  Temperatures are preserving consistent.  The temperature is 28 in Litchfield, 30 in Storrs, 32 in West Haven, and 33 in East Hartford.  A north to northwesterly breeze is averaging 5-15 mph, however the regular wind velocity in Groton is 17 mph.  Wind sit back readings are in the higher teenagers and 20s.

The sky should be partly cloudy in a single day, and temperatures will backside out in the 20s to close 30.  we are going to be in respectable form for the morning trip!

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THIS evening, TONIGHT…

we’re caught in a comparatively tight drive gradient between high force over the Northern tremendous Lakes and a huge storm that is established to the southeast of the Canadian Maritimes. therefore, tonight should be breezy and chilly. Temperatures will fall lower back during the 30s this evening, and in a single day lows could be within the 20s. Sky conditions will fluctuate from partly cloudy to clear.


The usual weather pattern gained’t alternate very a great deal, despite the fact the ocean storm will wobble over the Canadian Maritimes. the next day can be typically sunny and breezy, but temperatures will proceed to usual above regular for early January. Highs will range from 40-forty five. The commonplace, or normal, excessive for January seventh for the improved Hartford area is 34 levels. The northwest wind will gust to 20-30 mph, and for you to actually make it suppose colder at times.

the following day evening should be primarily clear, and the wind will ease up a bit. Lows will be within the higher young adults and 20s.

This week will conclusion on a quiet be aware. Friday may be by and large sunny, and a bit of cooler with highs closer to forty levels. There might be a northerly breeze, but it surely won’t be too mighty.

Friday nighttime might be clear and bloodless with lows 20-25.


The quiet climate will lift over into the weekend. The information fashions continue to track a storm well to the south and east of latest England. because the storm passes out to sea, it will supply brisk northerly breeze and it will also pull down some chillier air. because of this, each Saturday and Sunday should be seasonably cold with highs within the 30s, but it will suppose chillier thanks to a northerly wind. first rate news, we’ll see a partly to commonly sunny sky over the 2-day period.

next WEEK…

there’s little doubt Monday should be pleasant with a ordinarily sunny sky. Morning lows can be in the teenagers to lessen 20s, and afternoon highs will range from 35-forty.

an additional storm will stream off the East Coast during the Tuesday-Wednesday timeframe. The newest run of the ecu model brushes Connecticut with some easy precipitation on Wednesday. in the meantime, the GFS brings wintry precipitation into Southeastern New England late Tuesday and Tuesday night, however no longer Connecticut. in view that the storm continues to be a week away, lots of issues could trade. only a mild shift in the storm song may make a large difference. We’ll hold you up to date!

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest



December went into the list books as a gentle and moist month with above regular snowfall. The regular temperature for the stronger Hartford area became 33.7 levels, which is 2.1 degrees above typical. complete precipitation was 5.18”, which is 1.ninety four” above regular. total blizzard changed into 13.three”, which is 5.5” above typical.

There turned into one named winter storm, wintry weather Storm Bailey. It begun on the evening of December 16th and it ended round midday on the seventeenth. blizzard ranged from eight” to sixteen.5”.

a powerful storm had a major have an effect on on the state on Christmas Day! It changed into a wet, warm and windy December twenty fifth across Connecticut! With 2.12” of rain at Bradley Airport, the place reliable facts are maintained for the Hartford enviornment, Christmas 2020 went down as the wettest due to the fact that information were kept (they go returned to 1905!). The prior listing was 1.39” from Christmas 1979. additionally, temperatures had been in particular gentle. The excessive at Bradley become sixty three°, just 1° shy of the December twenty fifth list that became 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 melt, resulted in terrible drainage, basement and river flooding. The wind became additionally a big headline with this storm as gusts often ranged from 50-60 mph. This led to round 35,000 vigour outages across the state. The top gust got here in from Greenwich, at 71 mph!


In January, the usual excessive is 35 degrees on the 1st and the 31st. by January 7th, the average high dips to 34 degrees and it continues to be 34 levels in the course of the twenty third. The regular low is nineteen levels on the first, and 18 degrees the 31st. The typical low dips to 17 levels on the 9th and it is still 17 degrees through the twenty first. the primary month of the yr is also our of the 12 months. general blizzard for January is 12.three”. These statistics are for the more suitable Hartford area.

The record high for January is 72 levels. It turned into set on January 6, 2007. The listing low is 26 under zero, set on January 22, 1961. The snowiest January on list turned into in 2011 when there become a grand complete of 54.3” of snow! that is the all-time snowiest month on list for the greater Hartford area!


Channel 3 has had a virtually 50-year legacy of naming iciness storms; you might also be aware Blizzard Larry, the Blizzard of ’seventy eight, 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 led to a list vigor outage in Connecticut and Blizzard Charlotte dumped up to forty” of snow on the state. it all begun in 1971 with Channel three and the travelers weather carrier.

Why did we decide to identify storms so long ago? as a result of individuals with ease remember names, above all the ones that have been attached to Connecticut’s greatest storms! on occasion, we get criticized for naming winter storms, however by far most of our viewers love the lifestyle and find it enjoyable! We additionally have to meet certain standards for a storm to be named. We need to be forecasting as a minimum 6” of snow for many of the state and/or at least ½” of ice accretion that would turn up right through an ice storm.

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

here is an inventory of this winter’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 record, we are in for massive main issue!!!

a couple of years in the past, a national community decided to name wintry weather storms on a countrywide scale. Who can blame anybody from the usage of a very good idea? although there may be some confusion due to this fact, we are happy with our subculture it truly is “Connecticut-centered!”

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