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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Wintry MESS!

Snow arrived right on cue 2-4 am Wednesday.  The mixing line arrived on time too with sleet and freezing rain working north from the shoreline throughout the morning.  But one part of the storm exceeded expectations…the front end thump of snow.  We had snowfall rates of 1”-3” per hour for a while leaving DOT crews helpless to keep up with the mess. Snowfall rates ranged from 3”-5” in southeastern CT.  With 6”-10” for a majority of the state.  Most of us have around a foot of snow on the ground when you combine the snow from the last storm to the snow that fell today!

After two winter storms this week alone, many are looking forward to a much needed break from the snow (and sleet and freezing rain). You can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that we have at least three dry days on the way. But a lot of people have been worried about the potential for another bigger snow storm this weekend. Right now, the latest trend is to bring the storm farther out to sea. That means a glancing blow with a few snow showers and a little accumulation but NOT a major nor’easter.

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Tonight: Lingering flurries and freezing drizzle. Late clearing. Low: 15-20

Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny, chilly. High temperatures in the middle to upper 20s.

Friday: Partly to mostly sunny, cool. High temperatures in the upper 20s to around 30 degrees.

Saturday: sunny, cool. High temperatures in the upper 20s to around 30 degrees.

Sunday: Increasing clouds with snow developing. A small accumulation is possible. But right now the brunt of the storm stays out to sea. High temperature around 30 degrees.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High temperatures in the upper 20s to around 30 degrees.

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