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Monday, February 21, 2011

Another 1"-3" & More On The Way?

This latest storm brought snow totals that ranged from 1"-3" for all of CT EXCEPT for southwestern Fairfield County where 4"-5" was common. NWS Map of Storm Totals.

Adding the latest snowfall to our running total. This season is the #5 snowiest on record! Records date back to 1905. We are only 3.4" away from the #2 spot. So I think we have that in the bag! BUT much more snow is needed to clench the #1 snowiest year, 115.2" set back in 1996-1997.


Looking forward:
Tuesday will be mostly sunny but chilly with high pressure funneling in cold air from Canada. Winds will blow out of the north 5-15 mph. The wind chill will start off near zero in the morning, recovering into the teens during the afternoon. Wednesday will remain sunny but the winds will slacken and temperatures will not be as cold. By Thursday, milder air (40s) will return with increasing clouds. Late Thursday night into Friday another storm could bring us rain/snow depending on the track. More rain/snow is possible late Sunday into Monday! We don't necessarily want a lot of rain either, because that could mean flooding for some areas.

Forecast From 4 P.M.
 

1 comment:

Dresden said...

That NWS map is really cool. It's amazing how 40 or 50 miles can make all the difference in the world.
The crazy thing was that the radar last night around midnight showed a good deal of snow heading for northern CT, then just a couple hours later a big dry slot moved in, shutting down the snow to just a few snow off an on snow showers.