Snowfall: March 31, 2014

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Rain began to change to sleet and snow during the pre-dawn hours on March 31st across northwestern Connecticut. A band of heavy precipitation formed near Route 8 and began to pivot southeast. This band dropped the heaviest snow approximately along the I-91 corridor from lower New Haven County right up into north-central Connecticut. Heavy snow fell around the end of the morning commute in New Haven and Hartford, causing numerous travel issues on the roads. The precipitation actually changed back to sleet and then drizzle in most areas as it tapered off late in the morning.

The commute that I had from Naugatuck to New Haven was one of the worst commutes I have ever dealt with. The timing and “surprise” factor of the snow right around the morning rush hour on a Monday caused massive issues on the roads. The amount of cars stuck in two inches of snow was astonishing. This probably was a result of the icy mixture of snow and sleet that went initially untreated on most roadways.

Location    Total (in)    Source    Season snow
Meriden 4.5 Twitter
North Haven 3.5 NWS 72.5
Middletown 3.3 AmericanWX 62.5
Meriden 3.0 NWS
Milford 3.0 NWS
Newington 3.0 CoCoRaHS
Wethersfield 3.0 NWS
Hamden 2.8 NWS 67.8
East Haven 2.5 NWS
Woodbridge 2.5 NWS
Glastonbury 2.4 Glastonbury
Bethany 2.0 WXedge
Coventry 2.0 AmericanWX
New Haven 2.0 News 8 59.3
South Windsor 2.0 AmericanWX
Marion 1.8 AmericanWX
Guilford 1.5 NWS
Manchester 1.5 NWS
Tolland 1.5 AmericanWX 73.0
Staffordville 1.4 NWS 74.4
Farmington 1.0 Dept. of Trans
Naugatuck 1.0 WXedge 60.0
Shelton 0.8 NWS
Windsor Locks 0.8 NWS 50.9
Stratford 0.7 NWS 57.0
Wolcott 0.7 NWS
Ashford 0.5 AmericanWX
Clinton 0.5 AmericanWX
New Canaan 0.5 NWS
New Milford 0.5 NWS
Ridgefield 0.5 Twitter
New Hartford 0.2 Twitter
North Granby 0.2 NWS
South Woodstock 0.2 AmericanWX

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Quincy

Quincy is a meteorologist and storm chaser who travels around the country documenting and researching severe weather. He has on-air experience with stations such as WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT and WREX-TV in Rockford, IL. He was most recently a digital meteorologist for weather.com. After achieving his B.S. degree in Meteorology at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in 2009, he returned as a University Assistant to help produce weather broadcasts. He also gave guest lectures and worked on website design. He has over nine years of professional weather forecasting experience and his forecasts have been featured in newspapers and on radio stations in multiple states.

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