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Monday, February 3, 2014

One Down, Two To Go!

A daily maximum snowfall record was set in Bridgeport today with 6.4”. This breaks the previous record of 5.7” on February 3, 1996. Tomorrow we get a break in the action with partly cloudy skies. But it doesn’t last long. More snow begins 2-4 am Wednesday with heavy snow making for a messy morning commute.  Some mixing is possible for southern Connecticut which could hold down accumulations. But there is still some question as to how far north the mixing occurs.  If the storm moves farther southeast from Connecticut, there could be less mixing and more snow for the shoreline. So keep up to date on the forecast as we continue to refine the forecast..

Then another (perhaps the biggest) storm is in the pipeline for Sunday night into Monday as this active pattern continues. We may need to bring back the term bombogenesis! Remember that one? Bombogenesis refers to a storm dropping 24+ mb within a 24 hour period. This could be a classic nor’easter with some of the highest snowfall totals of the year so far. But with the storm still 6+ days away, there is still a lot of time for us to get a handle on the forecast and time for the forecast to change!

Tonight: Some clearing. Low: 15-20.

Tomorrow: Sunshine mixing in with afternoon clouds. High temperatures in the lower to middle 30s. Snow developing late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Wednesday: Snow, heavy at times through the morning commute. Some mixing is possible in southern Connecticut. Steady snow tapering to snow showers in the mid-late afternoon. High temps in the mid 30s.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, chilly. High temperatures in the middle to upper 30s.

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

Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny, cool. High temperatures around 30 degrees.

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