December 26, 2010 by USA Post
Necn Weather, Nordet with a ferocious blizzard conditions will arrive in Connecticut, around noon today, dumping a foot of wind-whipped snow and hit some stress in relaxed holiday travelers as they scramble to get home.
A blizzard warning is in effect from 6 pm today at 18 am Monday.
“Looks like there will be a big one,” News 8 meteorologist Steve Villanueva said Saturday.
The snowfall during the first storm of the season is expected to be size 12 to 20 inches statewide, powdery snow over northwest Connecticut, and heavier, wetter snow Southern Connecticut, said the ministry of the state of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, which is monitoring the storm warnings and deliverance.
State Department of Transportation snowplows are pre-treating roads with chemicals to melt snow. People should expect parking restrictions in urban areas Monday. Schools are closed for holidays during this risk would have been a snow day Monday.
At the height of the storm tonight, northerly winds will increase to 20 to 35 mph, with gusts of 40 to 55 miles per hour. Whiteout conditions are expected to make driving particularly hazardous. Office of Governor M. Jodi Rell has asked residents to avoid driving if possible during the storm.
The storm is expected to have a major impact on most travel on roads and airports along the East Coast. Snow will blow and drift during the day Monday, causing a moderate impact on the rush in the afternoon, officials said.
For those traveling by plane in New York and Boston, delays are almost a certainty. And for those going by car – drive slowly, cautiously and with spare blankets if a vehicle breakdown.
News 8 Villanueva said Satur Villanueva said Saturday the storm is expected to result in strong winds, which combined with the weight of snow, could cause trees and power lines down. He said to keep bottled water, flashlights work and canned food on hand.
“There will be lots of snow from shortly after lunch on Sunday until Monday morning, he said.
The storm front is going to happen today presented a rare white Christmas in parts of South and complicated life for many travelers that hundreds of canceled flights airlines.
Brian Korty at the National Weather Service in Camp Springs, Md., said travelers in the region north of the east coast and New England may want to rethink travel plans today.
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