Occasionally we will share severe weather information consequential to public health, public safety and EMS response. Below is a warning issued by CT DESPP-EMHS.
WINTER STORM WARNINGS ARE NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE STATE…
BLIZZARD WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR LONG ISLAND…
HEAVY SNOWSTORM UNDERWAY ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND…
STATUS OF THE STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER – ACTIVATED
At 7:45 AM: Moderate to heavy snow was falling across the state. Roads are quickly
becoming snow covered with lowering visibilities. Temperatures are currently in the
upper 20’s and low 30’s across the state. Northeast winds are sustained at 10 – 15
MPH, gusting to 30 MPH at times along the coast.
Rest of This Morning: Snow, heavy at times with near blizzard conditions and
snowfall rates up to 3” per hour. A major impact on travel is expected with several
inches of snow on most roads. Very slick driving conditions are expected with low
visibilities down to ¼ mile at times. Northeast winds will increase to 15 – 25 MPH,
gusting to 35 MPH at times along the coast. Temperatures will continue to fall into
the upper 20’s by noon.
This Afternoon: Snow beginning to taper off during the early afternoon and ending by
5:00 PM. Blowing and drifting of the snow is expected with north winds gusting to 20
– 35 MPH. The impact on the afternoon rush hour is expected to be at the high end of
moderate with some snow cover remaining on most roads and temperatures in the
Total accumulations are currently forecast to range from 12″ – 16″ statewide with
isolated higher amounts especially in eastern CT. The snow is expected to be dryer in
northern and central CT and somewhat wetter along the southeast coast. No icing or
significant coastal flooding is expected with this storm. The overall impact of this
event is expected to be major.
The next update will be sent out by the Department of Emergency Services and Public
Protection Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security at 10:00 AM.