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Winter Storm ‘Ferris’ Approaching and Could Bring 6-12 Inches of Snow, High Winds, More Outages

Report by Paula Antolini
March 12, 2018 8:49AM EDT

 

Winter Storm ‘Ferris’ Approaching and Could Bring 6-12 Inches of Snow, High Winds, More Outages

Winter Storm “Ferris” is quickly approaching our area and could bring 6 to 12 inches of snow or more to eastern and northeastern Connecticut, according to a WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News weather report. “Four to 8 inches could in be store for the Interstate 91 corridor and 3 to 6 inches is currently in the forecast for areas west of Route 8,” the report indicates.

This is Connecticut’s third nor’easter in less than two weeks.

“A winter storm warning goes into effect for Hartford, northern Fairfield, northern Litchfield, northern Middlesex, northern New Haven, northern New London, Tolland and Windham counties from 11 p.m. on Monday to 8 p.m. on Tuesday,” reports WFSB.  They say “thundersnow” is possible, along with wind gusts of over 40 mph. It will most probably be heavy and wet snow similar to the last storm “Elsa” likely bringing more power outages.

The National Weather Service reports that the timing of the snow storm will be this evening into Tuesday afternoon. (Heaviest snow Midnight thru Tuesday Morning) for Long Island and southern Connecticut.

Hazards:
5-10” for LI and CT, highest East
Snowfall rates of 1-2”/hr
Visibility ¼ mile or less
2-4” for NYC, NE NJ and Lower Hud
Snowfall rates of up to 1”/hr
Impacts:
Scattered downed trees, tree limbs and powerlines across LI and CT due to heavy wet snow and strongwinds
Very difficult travel for Tuesday morning commute for LI/CT
Timing:
Heaviest snow from Midnight through Tuesday morning.
Uncertainty:
A shift in track 50 miles closer to the coast would result in 6+ inches of snow across the entire area.
A shift in track 50 miles farther offshore would result in lower snow amounts across the entire area.
National Weather Service Map:

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