Will this be another snow day for early dismissal for Amity/Orange school children?
The first day of Spring is tomorrow, Tuesday, March 20 officially beginning at 12:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service issued a Wind Advisory on Monday at 10:28 p.m. that was in effect until 6 a.m. today.
It Called for northeast winds of 20-30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
They warned that strong winds may blow down tree limbs, trees and power lines and cause scattered power outages.
Also limited visibility that would make travel difficult.
We did see many fallen branches and tree limbs scattered around several areas of town, and 2 events in Orange caused 62 UI customers to lose electricity.
Our Meteorologist Kevin Arnone submitted his latest forecast regarding a nasty storm heading this way. Will it be Track 1 or Track 2?
Orange Live: I vote for Track 1
The latest 00Z Euro on Monday has the storm going out to sea, but strong winds and coastal flooding will still be in the forecast for Wednesday night/Thursday even if the EURO is right. (Canada and NAM Model agree with Euro). The latest 00Z GFS on Monday has a direct impact for CT where we could see significant amount of snow, wind and flooding. Very powerful Nor’ easter if this plays out.
At this point there are two possible storm tracks, the models really have been all over the place concerning the storm. The exact placement isn’t know yet because the models have been flip flopping quite a bit, but I can tell you with confidence that this monster storm will surely develop and depending on the exact track could mean major problems for CT Wednesday/Thursday.
Track 1 would mean the storm goes out to sea and at most here in CT we would see clouds, flurries, wind and minor coastal flooding. Track 2 would mean storm impacts CT where we would see typical Nor’easter weather, heavy snow, strong winds and coastal flooding!