Late Thursday night update: Our first look at the late computer guidance indicates no backing off some of the earlier numbers. With slightly better agreement and higher confidence I've increased the earlier forecast (released at 3:30 p.m.) from 2"-4" to 3"-6". Earlier Update: When there's snow in the forecast everyone wants to know what will happen in their town. They want a deterministic forecast. For example, the snow begins at 7 a.m. and Hartford will pick up 3.8" of accumulation.
A complicated forecast continues for this weekend across southern New England. Let's hope this isn't a sign of things to come this winter! The hardest part of the forecast is an exceptionally sharp western cut-off of the snow shield on Saturday. 50 miles is the difference between a flurry and a couple inches of snow. While some of the operational runs have bounced back and forth the consensus forecast hasn't really moved with a glancing blow and some snow here in the state.
If you've lived in Connecticut for a certain amount of time you may have noticed winters are milder now than they were several decades ago. The data backs up what many people already know. Check out the temperature increase in the Hartford area (officially Bradley International Airport) over the last approximately 50 years. In that time the average winter temperature has increased nearly 4 degrees. Every weather station with long terms records I examined as seen a similar trend locally.
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