Snowy Weekend in Milford Expected to Begin Thursday Night

Current computer models of the approaching storm show it bringing "significant snowfall" to the state, including Milford!


I know, I know. We're all sick and tired of bad weather. But, here we go ...

Just days past the 35th anniversary of the historic Blizzard of '78, which dumped more than two feet of snow on Connecticut, another major winter storm is bearing down on us and current computer models indicate it could bring as much as a foot of snow to some areas.

The National Weather Service today says that the current track of the storm could bring "near blizzard' conditions to parts of the state by Friday night "with significant snowfall likely" across eastern Connecticut and eastern Long Island.

The weather services says it is still watching the approaching system and is holding off on issuing any hazardous weather warnings until the track and size of the storm become more clear.

The impending snow is the result of two storms that are coming together, one from the Great Lakes region, the other from the Gulf Coast, as they approach the Northeast, according to Fox Meteorologist Rachel Frank. The Gulf system has a lot of moisture and the one from the Great Lakes is bringing little precipitation but plenty of cold air, Frank says.

A mix of rain and snow is expected to fall Thursday night, but the real event will begin on Friday when snow will spread across the state in the morning and will continue into Saturday morning. Some areas will see a few inches of snow, but the eastern part of the state could see as much as a foot of snow, the weather service is currently predicting.

On Thursday night in Milford, there is a chance of snow, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 26. East wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

On Friday, snow likely come before noon, then rain. High near 37. East wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible

In 1978 a blizzard hit the state on Feb. 6 and the storm, which raged for about 24 hours, left as much as 30 inches of snow in some areas, forcing the closing of the state and paralyzing traffic for days.

Ladee Diane February 06, 2013 at 09:45 PM
Sick of winter weather? Is that a joke? We have not had but 5 inches of snow all winter. This is New Egland This is Connecticut. If anyone dislikeswinter weather they should pack up and move to nasty humid sticky overly hot Florida. I hope we get 3 feet of snow.
Nellie H February 07, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Lol agree w Lady Diane


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