On Monday morning , Greenwich Police shared an update from The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. The State Emergency Operations Center is activated.
At 9:45 AM radar showed bands of moderate to heavy snow moving into southern CT.
As of Monday morning, temperatures ranged from near 20° in northern CT to the mid 20’s along the coast, with NE winds gusting to 35 MPH at times along the coast and to 25 MPH at times inland.
Rest of This Morning: Moderate snow will become heavy at times, with heavier snow will move north into northern CT by noon with snowfall rates approaching 1” per hour. Road conditions will continue to deteriorate through the rest of this morning. Temperatures are forecast to into the mid to upper 20’s.
Monday Afternoon: Heavy snow (snowfall rates up to 1” – 2” per hour) with highs in the upper 20’s. Even heavier snow may occur if any persistent bands set up inside the dashed line on the snowfall map. Northeast winds gusting up to 50 MPH at times by late afternoon may cause whiteout conditions and some power outages.
A major impact is expected for the afternoon rush hour with several inches of snow on roads and heavy snow falling.
Minor coastal flooding (tides 1 – 2 feet above normal) is expected during high tide around 1:00 PM in western Long Island Sound.
Tonight: Heavy snow this evening should taper off to moderate snow by 10:00 PM and change over to a light mix of snow/sleet and rain in southeastern Connecticut 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 Connecticut. 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 is a Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.