Connecticut Weather: Nor’easter Arrives, Heavy Snow Predicted


Southeastern parts of Connecticut are already getting hammered by heavy snow this morning and snow is expected to impact the entire state as the morning and afternoon progresses. Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect for Connecticut until tonight.

Here is what the National Weather Service says you can expect from this nor’easter. In Fairfield and New Haven counties, 4 to 9 inches of snow is expected but the higher amounts will occur away from the coast. Winds may gust up to 40 mph at times.

For Middlesex and New London counties, 8 to 12 inches of snow is expected and some areas could receive up to 14 inches. Winds will gust up to 45 mph. For Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties, 7 to 12 inches of snow is expected with some areas seeing up to 14 inches. Litchfield County is expected to receive 6 to 12 inches of snow.

But, NBC Connecticut Meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan notes this morning that some dry area is moving over central parts of the state and it needs to be watched to see what impact it has on snow totals. Heavy snow bands are seen over the far western part of the state, Litchfield County, and down to the Danbury area, and across New London county. However, dry air is limiting snow accumulation in the central parts of the state this morning.

Bradley Airport is reporting that 41 percent of arriving and departing flights have been cancelled. Metro-North is reporting delays of up to 15 minutes this morning.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy this morning announced that state offices will be closed for the first shift on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 due to the significant snowfall that is impacting the state and expected to continue into the evening. Nonessential, first-shift employees should not report to work on Tuesday.

“As the snowstorm develops and anticipated accumulation amounts across the state continue to grow, we believe that it is best to keep state offices closed for the day on Tuesday,” Malloy said. “We encourage everyone to be safe and stay off the roads if at all possible. If you absolutely must travel, please allow extra time, reduce speeds, keep a safe distance from plows, and do not attempt to pass plows, as that can be extremely dangerous. If employers can allow people to work from home or alter their hours, we encourage them to do that as well.”

Here is a look at some other weather predictions on snow totals.

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2018-03-13 05:42:00

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