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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

More Wet Than White

I have adjusted snowfall accumulations down a smidge. Little or no accumulation for areas south and east of Hartford. A slushy coating to an inch everywhere else. The exception will be northern Litchfield County which can still pick up 2"-5" of wet snow. Here is the 9Z NAM. I like it better than the 12Z which looks a little too cold. Ski/Snowboard areas in MA/VT/NH could get anywhere from 3"-12" of snow. The changeover to snow will occur too late for plowable snow for the vast majority of CT.Rain is the bigger issue here. As of today, this is the 2nd wettest year on record for Windsor Locks and we only need a half inch to make it to the #1 spot. Will we make it? I would take that bet considering the models have another 1"-2" of rain falling tonight! A flood watch is issued for all of CT. Minor flooding is possible for small streams, creeks, low lying areas and poor drainage areas.

The storm is out of here around sunrise tomorrow. The rest of the day will be breezy and cooler with temps in the 40s and gusts up to 30 mph. Look for a chill to settle in this weekend with highs in the 30s. Look at the calendar before you complain. ;)

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