Snowfall: April 15-16, 2014
After early afternoon highs in the lower 60s across much of Connecticut on April 15th, a strong cold front moved through the area at night. Rain quickly changed to sleet and snow across the higher elevations of western Connecticut between 8 and 11 p.m. Although a changeover eventually took place from west to east across most of the state, the heaviest snow fell across western Connecticut. Snow ended before the pre-dawn hours on the 16th.
Snowfall amounts of 1 to 2″ were common across northern Fairfield and Litchfield Counties. Although there was a gap in the data, it is possible that there were more reports of greater than 2″ across the Litchfield Hills. With this relatively small sample, the highest amounts were from Redding to Roxbury with 2 to 3″ or so. The radar image to the left shows a band of heavy snow across northwestern Connecticut shortly after 12:30 a.m. on the 16th.
As of 2 p.m. on April 16th, temperatures across the higher terrain in western Connecticut were only in the mid to upper 30s. As is often the case with early spring snowfalls, unseasonably cold air followed the snow.
The snowfall season-to-date for Naugatuck stands at 60.4″ after 0.4″ of snow fell from the 15th to the 16th.
|New Milford||2.0||Southeast end|
|Windsor Locks||0.2||NWS||Bradley Int’l Airport|
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