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Sunday, January 20, 2013

COLD Week, Two Chances For Accumulating Snow

Our spring fling is over.  Temperatures soared into the 50s today!  But a strong cold front is bringing us back to reality.  Monday will be about 20 degrees cooler. In fact, the entire week is colder than average, setting the stage for some snow!

Tonight will be windy.  A Wind Advisory is in effect for Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties with gusts up to 40 mph overnight.  Low temperatures will crash into the mid 20s inland, near 30 for the shore.

Clouds will increase during the day tomorrow as a coastal storm develops. Light snow breaks out toward evening. Most areas will end up with a coating to an inch or two by daybreak on Tuesday. Some isolated 3” amounts are possible in eastern Connecticut.  We have what’s called an inverted or NORLUN trough set up (getting technical).  In these scenarios, snow amounts can vary A LOT from town to town with more snow towards the east.  But I think we’ll be too far from the “jackpot” to see that kind of variation around here.  Massachusetts will get snowfall totals that vary from 1”-2” around Springfield with up to to 5” south of Boston. 
Tuesday will be partly cloudy and gusty as high winds mix down from the upper levels of the atmosphere. Wednesday is positively frigid with high temperatures in the teens and low temperatures approaching zero with sub zero readings in some of our typical cold spots. The cold continues on Thursday.
A bigger snow storm is possible to end the week on Friday.  Right now this storm looks to favor snow with 3”-6” or 4”-8” accumulation possible.  We’re still five days away. But this could be our next big one. 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey rach if u had to guess what time do u see snow ending tues am ??

Anonymous said...

BRRR time!!! Hopefully only a week pr so -- no more!!! Time for cuddling and renewal. Have a great week and stay warm!!

Hugs

J West
Southington CT