TUESDAY, May 26, 1999 – 4:15 PM WINTER STORM UPDATE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY Monday January 31, 2011 Peter J. Boynton, Commissioner 2:00 PM MANAGEMENT & HOMELAND SECURITYLONG DURATION DOUBLE BARREL WINTER STORM IS FORECASTED FORTUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT…SIGNIFICANT RISK OF ROOF & DECK COLLAPSE IS POSSIBLE…The late morning runs of the GFS and NAM models continue to forecast a long duration winter stormTuesday morning through Wednesday evening. The GFS and NAM models are forecasting a doublebarrel system with snow and some sleet on Tuesday and a heavy mix of snow, sleet and freezing rainon Wednesday. The following forecast is based on a blend of the GFS and NAM models:Tuesday: Light snow developing between 3:00 – 6:00 AM and becoming steadier during themorning. Some sleet and freezing rain may mix into southern Connecticut by late morning with 3 - 5inches of snow expected by the afternoon rush hour. The snow is forecast to taper off to light snowby mid-afternoon. Highs in the 20s. Some minor icing on power lines and trees is possible inSouthern and Central CT. A minor to moderate impact is expected for the Tuesday morning rushhour with moderate snow falling in Central and Western CT. The impact on travel is expected to bemoderate for the Tuesday afternoon rush hour.Tuesday Night: Drizzle overnight with an additional inch of snow, sleet and freezing rain possible.Lows in the 20s. A minor impact on overnight travel is expected.Wednesday: Snow, Sleet and Freezing rain becoming moderate to heavy at times around daybreak STORM TRACK AND SNOWFALL FORECAST FOR TUESDAY & WEDNESDAYand continuing through the day into the late afternoon. The mixed precipitation is expected to changeback to snow before ending by late Wednesday evening. Highs in the upper 20s to low 30s. A WATCHES AND WARNINGS This product is a public service of theconsiderable risk of roof and deck collapses is forecast during the day on Wednesday and continuing Department of Emergencyinto Thursday morning as the snow, sleet and rain add more weight to roofs and decks. Considerable Winter Storm Watches Management and Homelandicing may also occur causing significant power outages. The outlook for both Wednesday rush hours All of Connecticut Security (DEMHS), and is intendedis for a moderate impact on travel in Southern CT with mixed precipitation melting on most treated for informational purposes only.and heavily traveled highways, but sticking to the less traveled and treated secondary roads. A Winter Weather Advisories DEMHS assumes no liability for themoderate to major impact is possible in Northern CT with heavy snow falling, mixed with sleet at None at this time. use or distribution of this product ortimes. any actions resulting from this Wind Advisories None at this time. product.Storm total snowfall is forecast to range from 3 - 5 inches along the coast up to 15 inches in NorthernCT. Approximately 1 inch of sleet and 1/2 - 3/4 inch of icing is also possible during the storm. Flood Watch STATUS OF THE STATEForecast confidence remains good at this time, however the rain/snow line is going to be fairly narrow None at this time. EMERGENCY OPERATIONS(only 150 miles between all rain and all snow) across Southern New England during the storm. If the CENTERtrack of the storm moves 50 miles north or south then we can expect the snowfall amounts and icingto shift north or south with the storm track. MONITORINGThe Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will continue to monitor thisapproaching storm and will issue another update at 8:00 PM.