Over a Foot of Snow Expected in Fairfield County
Published on Sunday, 12 March 2017 17:12
Written by Tara Daly
NOAA says that confidence is increasing for a strong coastal storm to bring significant snow and strong winds to our area Monday night into Tuesday night.
Potential exists for:
Uncertainty and Storm Scenarios
- Significant snowfall (1 ft +) with blizzard conditions
- Wind gusts of 40-50 mph along the coast
- Minor to possibly moderate coastal impacts withTuesday high tide cycles
Before then...Unseasonably cold temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees below normal will continue into Monday.
- There is considerable model spread in the track of the storm this far out due to a complex interaction between northern and southern jet energies.
- A storm track closer to the coast would:
- Increase chance for heavy snow to mix with or change to heavy rain along the coast
- Increase potential for damaging wind gusts
- Increase potential for moderate coastal flooding
- A storm track farther offshore would:
- Increase potential for a widespread 1+ ft snowfall with blizzard conditions
- Decrease potential for moderate coastal flooding
Marine Hazards (Monday Night into Tuesday Night)
Please monitor www.weather.gov/okx for the latest weather forecast updates.
- Potential for gale force gusts 34-47 kt on nearshore waters.
- Potential for storm force gusts 48-62 kt on the ocean waters south of Long Island.
- Seas could build to 15+ feet on the ocean watersTuesday into Tuesday Night and 3 to 6 feet on Long Island Sound.