Technical discussion: The quiet climate continues for a few greater days!

9:25 PM update…

Sky conditions differ from basically cloudy to overcast at present.  In some places, there has been some very easy precipitation within the variety of snow grains.  a kind of areas is Rocky Hill.  Temperatures are mainly in the 30s.  it’s 30 levels in Litchfield (Litchfield high college), 32 degrees in Waterbury (Our girl of Mt. Carmel school), 34 levels in Hartford (Connecticut Science center), and 36 degrees in New Haven (bloodless Spring faculty).  The wind is terribly gentle, and many places are reporting calm situations.

We should see some clearing in a single day, and we are going to be in respectable form for the Wednesday morning trip!

old discussion…


It turned into on January eleventh and 12th in 2011 when wintry weather Storm Benedict introduced checklist blizzard to the state. At Bradley foreign Airport, 24” of snow fell in lower than 24 hours. most of the snow fell on the 12th. For the enhanced Hartford area, it became an all-time listing snow fall! Benedict changed into also a part of a record-breaking month! complete blizzard for January 2011 become fifty four.3” which is an all-time record for any month throughout the snow season.

THIS evening, TONIGHT…

After a pleasant day with highs within the upper 30s and lessen 40s, we are able to predict a quiet Tuesday evening and nighttime. The sky can be partly cloudy, and the wind should be easy considering a ridge of excessive power will crest over New England. Temperatures will fall returned throughout the 30s this evening. in a single day lows should be in the 20s, but there may be some higher teenagers within the at all times less warm places.


high drive will slip offshore day after today, and a lightweight southwesterly circulate will develop. for this reason, we are able to predict an additional day with above standard temperatures. Highs will latitude from 40-45. The standard, or standard, excessive for January 13th is 34 degrees. We’ll see an honest volume of sunshine, however there could be some patchy clouds occasionally. tomorrow nighttime may be partly cloudy, and not too cold. Lows will be in the 20s to close 30.

A disturbance aloft will deliver some cloud cowl to the state on Thursday. there’s a slight chance for a snow or rain shower, however lots of the state will stay dry. in fact, clouds might also are inclined to clear away during later part of the afternoon. Temperatures will continue to trend upward with highs in the 40s.

Temperatures will upward push smartly into the 40’s on Friday despite a thickening cloud cowl. We expect our weather to continue to be dry in the course of the daylight hours hours, then there might be a rising probability for rain Friday nighttime. That’s when a chilly front will method Southern New England along with a constructing coastal storm. Lows Friday evening could be in the 30s, seemingly remaining above freezing in most places.


Rain is likely Saturday morning and it could be moderate to heavy at times. Rain may additionally combine with or in brief alternate to snow earlier than ending Saturday afternoon. We might also see some partial clearing late in the day, and a northwesterly breeze will give a boost to on the heels of the entrance. Highs Saturday will range from forty-forty five.

Saturday nighttime may still be partly cloudy, blustery and chilly with lows within the 20s.

Sunday should be partly sunny, breezy and a little bit less warm than Saturday. Highs could be in the 30s to probably close 40.

EARLY subsequent WEEK…

A vulnerable coastal storm could bring a duration of gentle snow on Monday. it should be seasonably cold with highs in the 30s.

Tuesday may be seasonably bloodless as neatly with highs in the 30s. We predict a mixture of clouds and sunshine.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest



December went into the checklist books as a gentle and moist month with above regular snow fall. The normal temperature for the more advantageous Hartford enviornment become 33.7 levels, which is 2.1 levels above commonplace. total precipitation turned into 5.18”, which is 1.94” above common. complete snowfall turned into 13.three”, which is 5.5” above normal.

There turned into one named wintry weather storm, winter Storm Bailey. It began on the evening of December 16th and it ended around midday on the seventeenth. snowstorm ranged from eight” to 16.5”.

an impressive storm had an important influence on the state on Christmas Day! It became a wet, warm and windy December twenty fifth across Connecticut! With 2.12” of rain at Bradley Airport, the place legitimate data are maintained for the Hartford enviornment, Christmas 2020 went down as the wettest seeing that statistics have been stored (they go returned to 1905!). The prior checklist turned into 1.39” from Christmas 1979. moreover, temperatures were principally light. The high at Bradley become sixty three°, simply 1° shy of the December twenty fifth record that became set in 1964! Rainfall totals ranged from 1.5 to 4”. Simsbury hit the jackpot with three.94 inches! Heavy rain, in tandem with snow soften, led to poor drainage, basement and river flooding. The wind was additionally a large headline with this storm as gusts often 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 typical high is 35 levels on the first and the thirty first. by way of January 7th, the normal high dips to 34 levels and it continues to be 34 degrees through the 23rd. The normal low is 19 degrees on the 1st, and 18 degrees the 31st. The general low dips to 17 degrees on the ninth and it is still 17 degrees through the twenty first. the primary month of the year is also our of the year. standard snow fall for January is 12.3”. These records are for the more advantageous Hartford area. during the month of January, we benefit forty nine minutes of sunlight hours.

The checklist excessive for January is seventy two levels. It became set on January 6, 2007. The list low is 26 below zero, set on January 22, 1961. The snowiest January on list was in 2011 when there turned into a grand complete of fifty four.three” of snow! that’s the all-time snowiest month on checklist for the better Hartford area!

NAMING wintry weather STORMS…

Channel three has had a virtually 50-12 months legacy of naming iciness storms; you may additionally bear in mind Blizzard Larry, the Blizzard of ’seventy eight, the big 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 checklist power outage in Connecticut and Blizzard Charlotte dumped up to 40” of snow on the state. it all started in 1971 with Channel 3 and the tourists climate service.

Why did we come to a decision to name storms so lengthy ago? as a result of individuals readily be aware names, peculiarly the ones that have been attached to Connecticut’s biggest storms! every now and then, we get criticized for naming winter storms, however by way of a long way most of our viewers love the lifestyle and find it enjoyable! We additionally must meet definite criteria for a storm to be named. We should be forecasting as a minimum 6” of snow for many of the state and/or at the least ½” of ice accretion that would happen throughout an ice storm.

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

here is a list 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 (chicken), 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 long way down the list, we’re in for large difficulty!!!

several years ago, a country wide network determined to identify iciness storms on a national scale. Who can blame any person from the usage of an outstanding conception? youngsters there may be some confusion because of this, we are proud of our tradition that’s “Connecticut-based!”

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