Snowfall: Feb. 1-2, 2015

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Occasional flurries developed on Sunday, February 1st across Connecticut. A steadier snow moved in after midnight with some moderate to heavy snow during the morning hours on February 1st.

By 7 to 8 a.m., precipitation changed to sleet across lower Fairfield County. Snow mixed with and changed to sleet in most areas up to roughly I-84 from mid to late morning. There was some spotty freezing rain as well, mainly for a short time near the I-95 corridor.

As colder air worked in behind a low pressure system passing by east of Long Island, precipitation quickly changed back to all snow across the state. An intense band of heavy snow formed across western Connecticut and moved from west to east across the state during the afternoon. This band of snow was producing 2″+ per hour snowfall rates. Snow quickly tapered off by mid-afternoon in western Connecticut and by early evening near the Rhode Island border.

The majority of the state saw anywhere from 8 to 12 inches of snowfall. Locally higher amounts were reported in the northwestern and northeastern hills. Southeastern Connecticut, where there was the longest period of sleet and freezing rain, had anywhere from about 5 to 8 inches of snowfall.

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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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