[UPDATED] Titan: The Winter Storm That Wasn't

What looked like a storm that could bring a foot of new snow or more to our region, Titan is now expected to only leave Connecticut with about an inch or so of new accumulation.

Valley-Shore Weatherdogs expected snow totals map. Credit: Valley-Shore Weatherdogs Facebook page (http://ow.ly/u9MUA)
Valley-Shore Weatherdogs expected snow totals map. Credit: Valley-Shore Weatherdogs Facebook page (http://ow.ly/u9MUA)
Update at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday

Early Friday afternoon many forecasters were saying our region could see up to a foot of snow or more with this latest winter storm. 

And now, some 48 hours later, it appears we'll be lucky to get more than an inch of new snow by the end of the day Monday.

As of 4 p.m. today, the National Weather Service cancelled it's hazardous weather outlook for the state. Earlier today, NWS meteorologists had still been predicting the region could see a few inches of snow with the storm.

But they have since downgraded expected snow totals for Sunday night into Monday to about an inch or so for the southern portion of the state, and less than an inch for the rest of Connecticut.

The Valley-Shore Weatherdogs, however, report that weather "models are showing us yet another headache for later this week with a storm moving up the coast in our direction."

What will it bring, if anything, our way? We'll just have to wait and see.

Update at 10 a.m on Saturday

It appears that the wintry wallop the state was expected to see with this latest storm, will be a little less wallopy than originally expected.

In its updated hazardous weather outlook issued early this morning, the National Weather Service now reports that "there is a potential for up to 6 inches of snow" from Sunday into Monday afternoon.

That is a significant downgrade from the "potential of 8 inches or more" NWS meteorologist were calling in their warning on Friday. 

According to Valley-Shore Weatherdogs, over the last few hours, the weather models "have the storm tracking more to the south than originally thought."

"So what this means is if the models do not change the heavier portion of the storm will remain to our south and spare us any large amounts of snow," the weather dogs report via their Facebook page.

Still both forecasters caution that the track of the storm at this time could change, adjusting current expected snow totals up or down.
"Any change in the track and intensity of the system may have an impact on the amount and type of precipitation expected," NWS meteorologists stated in their hazardous weather outlook this morning..

Patch will continue to provide updates as more information on the track of the storm, and its expected impact on our region, become more clear.

Original Post

The official start of spring is less than a month away, but it appears that Father Winter has no intention of allowing us to forget that it does indeed remain his season when it comes to calling the weather-related shots.

Just as the snow cover has begun to melt down to the ground, a powerful winter storm system has begun to make its sweep from the west coast through to the eastern seaboard — leaving in its wake this weekend significant accumulations of snow, ice and freezing rain.

For Connecticut, the National Weather Service's latest hazardous weather outlook reports that there is the potential for 8 inches or more of heavy snow to fall with the storm, as it slowly passes over the region beginning late Sunday night and into Monday evening.

But predictions about overall snow totals are still hazy, as the storm begins its trek across the country this weekend.

"Any change in the track and intensity of the system may have an impact on the amount and type of precipitation expected," the NWS meteorologists stated in their report.

Patch will continue to provide weather-related updates as the storm system develops and moves through to our area.
larry udall March 02, 2014 at 09:31 PM
Igor you have an inch and you got a name.
SILENT WOLF March 02, 2014 at 10:14 PM
nascarblue March 03, 2014 at 06:29 AM
love your comment frank, so true, right now the only thing I can complain about is I made my coffee to strong this morning...other then that, its New England, like they used to say about the weather,"it's New England, if you don't like it wait a minute..why complain, don't worry about something you can not change
Lisa Gaw March 03, 2014 at 09:49 AM
I sincerely believe the weather forecasters are in cahoots with grocery stores. Every storm is going to be "a major event". Except for when they aren't - which is most of the time. It's like the boy who cried wolf. Listen, tell us there's a chance of snow. Then, instead of hyping the snot out of it 5 days ahead of time, why don't you just wait until you have better information before sending out calls of doom and gloom? I'll give WTNH credit this time - they were saying Friday morning that this was going to be a non-event.
Tmc March 03, 2014 at 09:59 AM
WTNH has been spot on all year...Weather Channel was always wrong


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