Over a Foot of Snow Expected in Fairfield County

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:
  • 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
Uncertainty and Storm Scenarios
  • 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
Before then...Unseasonably cold temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees below normal will continue into Monday. 

Marine Hazards (Monday Night into Tuesday Night)
  • 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.
Please monitor www.weather.gov/okx for the latest weather forecast updates.


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