Technical discussion: Sunshine and fewer wind for Sunday

leisure OF nowadays…

We began out these days on a cold note! Staffordville suggested a morning low of 18, and Colebrook dropped down to 16. Sunshine early dwindled at the back of some cloudiness these days, however afternoon temperatures had been relatively near “normal” for January 9th. The excessive in Hartford become 36, New Haven climbed to 39 and Torrington climbed to 31. within the Hartford enviornment the typical daytime high is 34, so we had been appropriate heading in the right direction today! We did have some gusty north winds, and that made it feel chillier from time to time, with wind kick back values within the teens and 20’s. 

This night, we can go from mostly cloudy to partly cloudy, and even though it’s going to nonetheless be somewhat breezy, the winds may not be as potent as previous today. Low temperatures will drop into the higher young adults and reduce 20s.


high power builds into New England the next day, and so a pleasant winter day is on tap! we will expect plenty of sunshine with excessive temperatures ranging from 35-forty levels. The breeze out of the northwest will diminish because the day progresses, so there might not be a good deal of a wind chill the next day. an outstanding day to get outdoor and revel in some clean iciness air! 

THE WEEK forward…

Monday additionally appears like a pleasant day to start out the work week. Morning lows may be in the young adults to lessen 20s, and afternoon highs will range from 35-forty. just a little of cloudiness can also increase within the afternoon, otherwise, nevertheless numerous sunshine.

another storm will stream off the East Coast all over the Tuesday-Wednesday timeframe. The information fashions also have this device passing out to sea to the south of new England. it’s going to remain quite vulnerable as well. for this reason, Tuesday may still be partly sunny with highs round 40. Wednesday should still be typically sunny with highs close or simply over forty levels.

Thursday may still be partly sunny and a little bit milder with highs 40-forty five. The subsequent probability for any precipitation won’t come until later Friday, or Saturday. That’s when a cold entrance will bring the opportunity for snow and rain showers. Temperatures on Friday will climb into the 40’s once again, while Saturday appears chillier, with highs in the 30s.

Temperatures will commonplace near of above ordinary from now through late subsequent week, but there are powerful signals we’ll should cope with a few shots of bitterly air right through the 2d half of January. The downward spiral will doubtless start subsequent Friday nighttime and into the weekend.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest, Melissa Cole



December went into the list books as a delicate and moist month with above average snow fall. The typical temperature for the superior Hartford enviornment changed into 33.7 levels, which is 2.1 levels above standard. complete precipitation become 5.18”, which is 1.ninety four” above standard. total snowfall become 13.three”, which is 5.5” above regular.

There changed into one named winter storm, winter Storm Bailey. It started on the evening of December sixteenth and it ended round noon on the 17th. snow fall ranged from eight” to 16.5”.

a magnificent storm had a tremendous have an effect on on the state on Christmas Day! It became a moist, warm and windy December 25th across Connecticut! With 2.12” of rain at Bradley Airport, the place respectable facts are maintained for the Hartford enviornment, Christmas 2020 went down because the wettest due to the fact that data were stored (they go back to 1905!). The prior listing became 1.39” from Christmas 1979. additionally, temperatures have been peculiarly gentle. The high at Bradley changed into 63°, just 1° shy of the December twenty fifth list that changed into set in 1964! Rainfall totals ranged from 1.5 to four”. Simsbury hit the jackpot with three.ninety four inches! Heavy rain, in tandem with snow soften, ended in negative drainage, basement and river flooding. The wind was additionally a big headline with this storm as gusts frequently ranged from 50-60 mph. This ended in around 35,000 power outages throughout the state. The peak gust came in from Greenwich, at seventy one mph!


In January, the general excessive is 35 degrees on the first and the thirty first. by January seventh, the usual high dips to 34 degrees and it continues to be 34 degrees during the twenty third. The normal low is nineteen levels on the first, and 18 levels the thirty first. The commonplace low dips to 17 degrees on the 9th and it remains 17 levels during the twenty first. the primary month of the yr is also our of the 12 months. normal snowstorm for January is 12.three”. These data are for the greater Hartford area.  during the month of January, we benefit forty nine minutes of sunlight hours.

The record excessive for January is seventy two levels. It was set on January 6, 2007. The checklist low is 26 beneath zero, set on January 22, 1961. The snowiest January on listing was in 2011 when there was a grand complete of fifty four.three” of snow! it’s the all-time snowiest month on checklist for the improved Hartford area!


Channel three has had a nearly 50-yr legacy of naming winter storms; you may 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, wet snow caused a list vigor outage in Connecticut and Blizzard Charlotte dumped as much as forty” of snow on the state. all of it begun in 1971 with Channel three and the tourists weather provider.

Why did we come to a decision to identify storms so long ago? because individuals with no trouble remember names, specially the ones that have been connected to Connecticut’s biggest storms! every so often, we get criticized for naming iciness storms, but by far most of our viewers love the lifestyle and discover it enjoyable! We additionally need to meet certain criteria for a storm to be named. We must be forecasting at the least 6” of snow for most of the state and/or at least ½” of ice accretion that could ensue all the way through an ice storm.

This wintry weather, the theme is pet names, which is an extension of remaining winter’s theme. We only had 1 named storm remaining winter, and that become winter Storm Abel. So, we decided to beginning the place we left off. That’s why the first identify on this winter’s listing is Bailey, named after a horse.

right here is an inventory 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 (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 some distance down the list, we are in for large concern!!!

a few years ago, a national community determined to identify winter storms on a countrywide scale. Who can blame anybody from the use of a pretty good concept? although there can be some confusion due to this fact, we are proud of our lifestyle it truly is “Connecticut-established!”

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