Dept of Emergency Services & Pubic Protection Update #2: Near Blizzard Conditions in Southern CT

Greenwich Police shared a second update from the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection on Monday afternoon stating that as of 1:45pm, near blizzard conditions were occurring in southern Connecticut.

Very heavy snow is falling with NE winds gusting to 30 – 40 MPH at times.

Nearly a foot of snow has already falling in southern Fairfield county. Temperatures currently range from the mid 20’s in northern CT to the upper 20’s along the coast.

This Afternoon: Heavy snow (snowfall rates up to 1” – 2” per hour) with NE
winds gusting to 35 – 45 MPH will create near blizzard conditions for the
next several hours. Highs in the upper 20’s. The strong winds may also
cause some scattered power outages. A major impact on all travel is
occurring at this time in southern and central Connecticut.

Tonight: Heavy snow this evening should taper off to moderate snow by
9:00 PM and change over to a light mix of snow/sleet and rain in
southeastern CT by midnight. Northeast winds gusting up to 50 MPH at
times may cause some additional power outages. Temps holding in the low
to mid 30’s. Moderate coastal flooding (tides 2 – 3 feet above normal) is possible during high tide around 1:30 AM in western Long Island Sound.

Tuesday: A light mix of precipitation in the morning should change back to light to occasionally moderate snow Tuesday afternoon before ending Tuesday night. A minor to moderate impact is expected for both rush hours.

Total Snowfall: Is currently forecast to range from 8” – 12” along the
southeast coast, 12” – 18” across most of central Connecticut and 18” – 24”
in Western CT. There may also be a slight snow shadow in the Connecticut
river valley with slightly less snowfall.

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will send out another
update at 4:00 PM.