Blizzard Warnings for Connecticut

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By Quincy Vagell on February 7, 2013, 4:15pm Last modified: April 3, 2014, 10:11am

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The NWS has placed all of Connecticut under a Blizzard Warning for Friday into Saturday. A combination of strong winds, heavy snow and low visibility is expected to create dangerous to impossible travel conditions. Also, wind may be strong enough to bring down trees and power lines.

---The worst of the storm is expected from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

-Snowfall accumulations of 1 to 2 feet (12 to 24") are expected across the entire state.
-Strong winds of 20 to 35 MPH sustained with gusts to 60 MPH are expected.
-Blowing and drifting snow will cause whiteout conditions.

Here is an official statement from the NWS out of Taunton, MA:
"WHITE OUT CONDITIONS ARE ANTICIPATED AS ROADS BECOME SNOW COVERED BY THE FRIDAY EVENING COMMUTE. STRONG NORTH-NORTHEAST WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED WITH GUSTS UP TO AROUND 60 MPH...RESULTING IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW. DAMAGE TO TREES AND STRUCTURES ALONG WITH SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE ANTICIPATED.

A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT GUSTS OVER 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND/OR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITIES WILL BECOME POOR WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS MAY BECOME LOST OR DISORIENTED...SO PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE ADVISED TO STAY INDOORS."

Stay tuned to WXedge.com for the latest storm updates, forecasts and discussions.

 

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