Fairfield Braces As Nor'easter Projected Snowfall Totals Climb

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This is the updated projected snowfall totals through Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 a.m. for the Fairfield County area.
This is the updated projected snowfall totals through Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 a.m. for the Fairfield County area. Photo Credit: National Weather Service

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Fairfield County is bracing Wednesday for another major storm expected to arrive overnight.

A Winter Storm Warning has now been issued by the National Weather Service from midnight until Friday, Feb. 14, at 6 a.m.

The major nor’easter, which has led to other warnings from Texas through Massachusetts, should arrive in earnest in the area at about 3 a.m. Thursday. The snow could be heavy at times Thursday morning and produce strong, gusty winds.

The current projection for snowfall accumulation is for 10 to 14 inches in most of Fairfield County with 6 to 8 inches along the immediate shoreline as well as in and around New York City. Some areas north and west could see even more snowfall. Temperatures will be in the upper 20s to low 30s, with northeast winds of 10 to 20 mph and gusts of up to 30 mph. 

The heavy, wet snow combined with gusting winds could cause trees and power lines to fall and cause weak, flat roof structures to collapse. Travel conditions will be treacherous with the significant snowfall. 

Periods of snow should continue until around the early morning hours of Friday.

The melting will begin early, with the outlook for Friday, Valentine’s Day, calling for sunny skies during the day and a high in the upper 30s. 

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