Feb 092014

A screen shot of the NWA map stopped at 10:30 p.m.

A screen shot of the NWA map stopped at 10:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service offers this look at tonight’s snow event.

Expect light to occasionally moderate snow to overspread the region from west to east tonight.

The snow will reduce visibilities to around a half mile at times.

A widespread one to two inches of accumulation can be expected.

The snow will come to an end late tonight.

Use extra caution if you must travel this evening.

Jan 282014

snowflake1The National Weather Service and local forecasters are predicting a slippery morning commute.

There is a chance of light snow with lows around 13 degrees and light north winds coming in overnight.

There is a chance of light snow in the morning with highs just in the mid 20s with westerly winds 5 mph and gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Use caution especially on bridges where the cold winds may cause icy spots.

Take care.


Dec 102013

DSC09608The Highway Department was ready for the snow and the crews have been hitting the roads with salt and sand all day.

The evening commute promises to be messy and the overnight will probably see widespread freezing, so be very careful if you MUST go out.

And while you are shoveling your driveways and front porches don’t forget to clear around the fire hydrant in front of your home too.



Dec 092013

Snowfall059Following is a message from Interim Supt. Michael Nast:

To Amity Parents and Staff Members:

Please know that the weather forecast for tomorrow, Dec. 10, includes snowfall beginning after 9 a.m. and continuing through the afternoon.

It may be necessary to call for an early dismissal.

We will continue to monitor the weather and road conditions throughout this evening and tomorrow morning.

No decision has been made for tomorrow, but we wanted you to be aware of the impending weather conditions.

Feb 142013

Some folks actually like the snow.

Around 2 or 3 a.m. Meteorologist Kevin Arnone and I were chatting on Facebook as the European numbers came in. He started talking about 12Zs, GFS, NAM and other way over my head terminology. The only thing I understood was “snow.”

This is what Kevin has to say now:

Updated Thursday 11:15 PM

Both the 00Z NAM and 00Z GFS have an area of light snow late Friday Night into Saturday Morning.  Not much, maybe an inch or two.

The difference is the GFS model is really ramping up a coastal Low for Early Sunday Morning into the afternoon, which would be more significant snow.  The 00Z has this same coastal Low developing much further off shore where it wouldn’t impact CT at all.  Waiting to see what the 00Z Euro has to say.

The computer models have really been flipping back and forth past few days, which makes me have very low confidence in forecasting something 48 hours out.  Stay tuned for more updates throughout the day tomorrow.

Original story

I woke up Thursday morning checked out the 12Z (Thursday 7 AM) runs for GFS and NAM and it’s beginning to trend towards a Low developing off shore for Saturday morning into Saturday Night.  Which in English means a possible significant snow event!  So we are not out of the woods yet.  

The 18z NAM is now showing no snow for CT. So you think this is easy….. Depending upon where the Low sets up, we here in CT could receive a significant amount of snow.  12Z Euro indicates a light snow event for Saturday, few inches at the most.  

Waiting for further runs for the GFS and NAM today before I raise my level of confidence in a significant event.  Hopefully late tonight or early tomorrow I will be able to gather enough data and be confident on a accumulation map.

 As of right now, Eastern CT according to GFS would be the Jackpot area, GFS is very aggressive and is spitting out 6-12 inches.  But it’s way to early to even talk about amounts! 

Stay tuned as I will update with every model run!

Put Kevin’s website http://ctforecast4u.com/ in your favorites.

Nov 262012

From Meteorologist Kevin Arnone, updated at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

High Pressure remains in control through the day on Monday but gives way to a developing Low.

The Low Pressure System will affect our region Monday Night into the day on Tuesday.

High Pressure will once again regain control during the end of the work week.