Winter Storm Update

March 13th, 2018

The Connecticut Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection has provided the following updated storm information:

At 6:00 AM radar showed light to moderate snow falling across the state.  Temperatures currently range from 30 – 35 F across the state.  NE winds are sustained at 10 – 15 MPH with gusts to 30 MPH at times.

THIS MORNING: Light to moderate snow is expected in Western CT, moderate  to occasionally heavy snow is expected in Central CT and heavy snow is expected in Eastern CT during the morning rush hour.  The impact on the morning rush hour is expected to range from minor in western CT, moderate in central CT and moderate to major in eastern CT.   Roads in eastern CT are likely to have several inches of snow cover.  Roads in the Hartford / New Haven areas will likely have a lighter snow cover and slush combination.  Roads in western CT are forecast to have a light coating of slush.  The snow is forecast to continue thru the morning to be lighter in Western CT and heavier in Eastern CT.  Temperatures are forecast to rise into the low 30’s with North winds gusting to 30 MPH inland and 40 MPH along the coast at times.

THIS AFTERNOON: The snow intensity is forecast to lighten up by early afternoon and end from southwest to northeast between 3:00 – 7:00 PM. The impact on the afternoon rush hour is expected to range from very minor in western CT, minor in central CT and moderate in eastern CT.   Roads in eastern CT are likely to have a few inches of remaining snow on the shoulders, ramps and secondary roads.  Roads in the Hartford / New Haven areas will likely have been plowed and have a light snow cover and slush combination.  Roads in western CT are forecast to have been plowed and have a light coating of slush on the shoulders and ramps.

Total snowfall from this storm is forecast to range from 4” – 8”  in Western CT, 8” – 12” in Central CT and 10” – 14” in Eastern CT.

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will continue to closely monitor this storm.