First flakes…too soon?

If you’ve been paying attention to the forecast today, you might have heard us talk about a little bit of mixed precipitation possible in the hills of Connecticut tonight. It may come as a surprise to you to hear this, but this is not abnormal at all! So why does it feel so strange? Well first off, what is typical for the first snowfall in Connecticut?

first snow First flakes...too soon?

As the map above shows, most of Connecticut should have already seen their first snow. Technically this show the historic date by which there’s a 50% chance of at least 0.1″ of snow on the ground, or essentially the first snowfall. Unfortunately based on this, we’re actually behind schedule seeing our first flakes of the year.

So why does it feel weird that we’re talking about snow now? Think about the last few months, when was the last time that it was really cold out? It’s been quite some time. In fact, the last time we saw overnight temps in the 20s inland was all the way back on March 26th! That’s over 32 weeks of mild weather. We’ve also seen an extremely mild theme over the last 3 months so it all makes sense. Sadly, we will see winter soon enough, this forecast is just a little teaser. If you want to see how cold it’ll get this week, CLICK HERE.

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