Final Snowfall Map, Summary: Nov. 27

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By Quincy Vagell on November 28, 2012, 3:45pm Last modified: November 30, 2012, 10:00am

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Final snowfall totals from November 27, 2012. Click here for full-size image

A wave of low pressure passed well south of Long Island and brought light amounts of snow to portions of Connecticut. Shoreline areas received little or no accumulation.

Event summary:
Light snow moved into western Connecticut on the morning of November 27th between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. The precipitation fell in the form of rain along the immediate shoreline. Sikorsky Airport reached a morning high of 41 degrees and was reporting light rain and 40  degrees at 6:52 a.m.
Bands of precipitation moved through the state through late morning. 
Temperatures inland were cold enough for a light accumulation, mainly in the hills of Fairfield and Litchfield counties. Inland temperatures at 12 p.m. were generally between 32 and 34 degrees.  Snow mixed in at times along the shoreline, but most areas stayed wet. There, readings ranged from 35 to 38 degrees at noon.
The main area of precipitation grazed the shoreline during the afternoon.
As temperatures cooled down, rain gradually changed back to snow in all areas. However, readings remained above freezing. Sikorsky Airport and New Haven were at 35 degrees at 4 p.m.
Light to moderate snow fell across eastern Connecticut to start the evening.
One band in particular from Tolland to Woodstock dropped a quick burst of snow. It was this area that had the most widespread reports of more than two inches of snowfall.

Final snowfall totals:
There were two areas with the highest totals in the 2 to 4 inch range. The first was across interior western Connecticut and the second was across the higher terrain of eastern Connecticut. Most locations along the I-95 corridor received a coating or less of snowfall. It's also interesting to note that the lower elevations in central and even northern Connecticut generally had less than one inch of snowfall from this event. This is partially due to the fact that temperatures near the ground were warmer in these areas.

Here is a sample of the highest official reports from the National Weather Service:
TOLLAND 3.5 659 PM 11/27 SPOTTER ELEV 1000 FEET 
COVENTRY 3.5 635 PM 11/27 PUBLIC ELEV 835 FEET 
NEWTOWN 3.4 548 PM 11/27 PUBLIC 
WILLIMANTIC 3.0 933 PM 11/27 GENERAL PUBLIC 
WOLCOTT 3.0 800 PM 11/27 SKYWARN SPOTTER 
LISBON 2.5 408 PM 11/27 SKYWARN SPOTTER
CHESHIRE 2.0 800 AM 11/28 TRAINED SPOTTER
STAFFORDVILLE 2.0 947 PM 11/27 NWS CO-OP OBSERVER
STAFFORD SPRINGS 2.0 915 PM 11/27 SPOTTER
DANBURY 1.8 637 PM 11/27 SKYWARN SPOTTER 
NORFOLK 1.7 800 AM 11/28 CO-OP OBSERVER
BAKERSVILLE 1.5 700 AM 11/28 CO-OP OBSERVER
EAST KILLINGLY 1.1 616 PM 11/27 SPOTTER
BURLINGTON 1.0 242 PM 11/27 SPOTTER
HAMPTON 1.0 1245 PM 11/27 NWS COOP 
NAUGATUCK 1.0 645 PM 11/27 SKYWARN SPOTTER 
THOMASTON DAM 1.0 700 AM 11/28 CO-OP OBSERVER
Click here for the complete list. 

The map is compiled of reports from NWS offices in Albany, N.Y., Taunton, Mass. and Upton, N.Y., as well as totals sent in directly to WXedge.com and Storm Team 8 meteorologists and reports shared via social media.

I personally recorded a final total of 1.0 inches in Naugatuck. There was also 0.3 inches of slush on top of my car in New Haven that night. The roof of News 8 also had a slushy coating, but the snow did not stick to most surfaces in the city.

***If you have a total that does not coordinate with this map, let us know.***

As a final note, the totals represented in the map are smoothed and approximate.

The next slide has a few more graphics from the event.

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Quincy Vagell

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