Blizzard Watch vs. Winter Storm Watch

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By Quincy Vagell on February 7, 2013, 10:55am Last modified: February 7, 2013, 4:29pm

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This means that frequent wind gusts over 35 MPH are expected to combine with blowing and drifting snow to cause blizzard conditions with visibility less than 1/4 of a mile for at least three consecutive hours.
There is no specific amount of snow that has to fall in order to consider a storm a blizzard
The National Weather Service predicts 12 to 24 inches of snow in the Blizzard Watch area. 

This watch means that heavy snow is expected to accumulate to 6 inches or more. Although winds are expected to increase, they are not expected to be strong enough to cause official blizzard conditions.
The National Weather Service predicts 9 to 16 inches of snow in the Winter Storm Watch area.  

Additional information:

Blizzard Watch for Most of Connecticut

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