Friday Snow

Not a big storm but enough to remind us that winter is still here. At this point it looks like 2″-4″ of snow for most of Connecticut. The western hills could pick up higher amounts (say 4″-6″) of snow but most of us will stay near or under 4″.

There is a slight chance that some heavier banding sets up over central Connecticut but that seems unlikely right now. I do not expect the National Weather Service’s winter storm watch to verify (>7″ needed in 12 hours) . This is a somewhat unusual setup with our snow coming form what is known as a Norlun trough. I’ll post more on this tomorrow.

Snow breaks out by daybreak in western Connecticut with heavier snow along the New York broder by midday. The snow band will be quite narrow and move slowly so the heaviest snow won’t make it into Hartford until late afternoon or early evening.

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3 thoughts on “Friday Snow

  1. I heard long range several storms may be stacking up for a run up the east coast, one potentially a blockbuster. Any insight?

    Best,
    john

  2. I love stuff like this… My two favorite things combined: Heavy snow and lightning strikes.

    MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
    139 PM EST FRI JAN 7 2011

    ANZ330-345-353-071930-
    139 PM EST FRI JAN 7 2011

    …THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW OVER THE WATERS AROUND CENTRAL LONG ISLAND…

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A THUNDERSTORM 16 NM SOUTH OF HEROD POINT…OR ABOUT 6 NM SOUTHWEST OF MORICHES INLET…MOVING NORTH AT 10 KT.

    THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR…
    HEROD POINT AT 230 PM.

    MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS UP TO 30 KNOTS…LOCALLY HIGHER WAVES…LIGHTNING STRIKES…AND HEAVY SNOW.

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