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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring "Snow Storm" Update

Here we go again, just when you thought winter was over, more snow is on the way.

Snow has been on and off today with mostly cloudy skies and cooler than average temperatures. As expected, most of the snow that fell today melted on contact with the ground due to a strong March sun and above freezing temperatures. Tonight as temperatures drop below freezing, the snow will stick a bit easier, causing some slippery spots as we head into early tomorrow.

Tonight we continue to expect periods of snow and flurries. Heavier snow is possible briefly during the overnight hours. But the storm will be moving out quickly. By tomorrow morning, the storm will be centered just south of Long Island as it slowly pulls out to sea, the snow will taper off to some flurries during the late morning hours. By the time snow ends, snow accumulations will be around a coating to 2" for the state with higher amounts, up to 4” in the western hills of New Haven, Fairfield and southern Litchfield Counties.

Unfortunately, for those of you looking for spring here in Connecticut, you'll have to wait at least another week as temperatures are expected to average a good 10 degrees below normal through the weekend and into next week. At least we will sunshine and dry conditions just in time for the weekend!

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