Winter Back…Accumulating Snow Soon?

Late winter does its best to grab on with all it can on this first full week of Spring. While today and tomorrow won’t feature any snow, Tuesday and Wednesday just might.

  • NW winds with cloudy skies today will keep our temps about 10 degrees colder than average for this time of the year.
  • Tomorrow features midwinter cold with highs barely at freezing.
  • Now it’s time for another rant about another storm…ready for it? Okay, here we go:

Tuesday and Wednesday will feature a few things, that’s for sure. Cold temps are a given. Any precipitation that falls to the ground will fall in the form of snow…that too is a given. We will see wind on Wednesday, how much wind? That is still yet to be determined. Some coastal flooding is possible but because we’re not in a new or full moon, and because of the position of the storm, I don’t think it’ll be a major issue!

Now onto some things we don’t know yet. The biggest area of uncertainty is the snow. If we were on the Cape, I’d feel a lot more certain of plow-able snow. Reader beware…weather geek stuff coming up:

The 00z CMC showed 1-2″ across the state, NAM at 00z and 06z showed 0-2″ across Connecticut, the 00z GFS showed 1-2″, and the Euro which shows the low much closer was showing 3.5-15″ (highest totals in the southeast corner).  The NAM of course isn’t too accurate 80+ hour out, but throwing that out, let’s check out the other two. Keep in mind the Euro was a major #fail the last month and would overdo every “snow” event that ended up being a miss. The Canadian was always consistent with the storms as being either minor impact, or zero impact. I take a lot of stock on that after the winter we had.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

The PM drive Tuesday and the AM drive Wednesday are the two ones to watch. If we see accumulation, it will likely be later Tuesday and ending before the morning drive on Wednesday. This is subject to change but my feeling is that for Connecticut, we have a pretty minor impact event on our hands with a few inches for most, maybe a bit less NW and a bit more SE.

After that, slow moderation and near 60 by next Saturday!

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