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Friday, February 4, 2011

Saturday Slush!

Storm Summary: Another "storm" will bring a mixture of snow, sleet, and rain. I don't even want to call it a storm because that might by hyping it up too much. This "storm" would normally be considered a nuisance event, but will have a slightly greater affect due to our overactive winter pattern.

Timeline: A mix of snow, sleet and rain will overspread Connecticut during the afternoon. Although a rain or snow shower could sneak in during the morning, any activity would be light and scattered. Precipitation becomes steadier as the afternoon progresses. As temperatures rise above freezing, any mix will change over to plain rain from southeast to northwest. At night, precipitation changes back over to light snow or flurries before the storm moves out early Sunday.

Accumulations: Accumulations will range between 1”-3” north of I-84. We are expecting little or no accumulation south of the interstate (for most of the state) with a slushy coating to an inch possible.

Storm Impacts: No matter what type of precipitation falls from the clouds in your area, weight will be added to the existing snowpack and that could cause additional structural concerns. 0.30”-0.6” of liquid equivalent will fall.

Localized minor flooding will also be an issue where snow/ice/slush is clogging storm drains.

3 comments:

RWS said...

You are the best Rachel. really enjoy your posts.

Joey said...

Thanks Rachel, appreciate the update!

Rachel said...

You're welcome. :)