Details and Timeline for the Blizzard

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By Quincy Vagell on February 8, 2013, 10:00am Last modified: April 3, 2014, 10:12am

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This morning:

-Periods of light to moderate snow. 2 to 3 inches on the ground most areas by lunchtime.

This afternoon:

-Snow becomes heavy at times. The immediate coast might see a brief wintry mix.
-Winds start to pick up and conditions rapidly go downhill after 4 p.m.

4 p.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday (worst):

-Heavy snow with snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour
-Strong winds with blizzard conditions. Power outages along the shore and eastern CT.
-Isolated thunderstorms are possible, especially in central and eastern parts of the state.

Saturday morning:

-Snow becomes scattered and tapers off by lunchtime.
-Blowing and drifting snow will continue to cause whiteout conditions.

Snow is over by Saturday afternoon, but it will be cold and windy all day.
-Expect wind chills to stay in the teens and single digits.

Most spots will see 12 to 24 inches of snow.

-Northeastern Connecticut could see more than 24 inches.

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Quincy Vagell

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