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Major nor'easter bringing significant snow to Connecticut

Blizzard conditions have been confirmed across New London County.

HARTFORD, Conn. —

**Blizzard conditions have been confirmed across New London County**

The definition of a blizzard is three consecutive hours of 

1) Blowing snow
2) Frequent gusts/sustained winds of 35 mph
3) Visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

New London experienced 5+ hours of this!

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The latest:

Snow is ending now from west to east. West of I-91 no additional snow accumulation is expected.

East of I-91, an additional coating -2" is possible.

Snow will come to an end 4 PM - 11 PM but snowfall rates will be much lighter through that time and most of the accumulating now will be over.

Alerts:

A Wind Chill Advisory was just issued for Litchfield County.

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How much snow?

Generally the most has fallen in eastern CT, with a sharp cut-off in western CT with a LOT less! This snow is very hard to measure because it's blowing and drifting. Your backyard could have one spot with a 3' drift and another area with 3". 

This is a light powdery/dry snow that would be very easy to move if there wasn't so much of it!

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Wind


The worst winds are over for the CT shoreline but as the storm pulls away, winds could briefly spike again, especially in the higher elevations.

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Winds will not be strong enough for outages to be a big concern.

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After the storm moves out, tonight will be very cold with clearing skies. Lows on Sunday morning may be down near zero, which may be rough for anyone who loses power. Sunday looks sunny with highs in the 20s but will leave us (especially where the heaviest snow falls) digging out.

In the long-range, next week does look warmer.

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