Jonas: Connecticut to See Blizzard Conditions
After a week full of fluctuating reports, it appears as though heavy wind and blowing snow falling at a rate of 1 to 3 inches per hour will cause blizzard conditions throughout most of the state.
As of 10:51 am, The National Weather Service has a winter storm warning in effect until 7:00 am Sunday morning and recommends staying off of roads due to possible white outs.
Southern Connecticut and the shoreline are to be the most affected by Storm Jonas with snow accumulations predicted from 10 to 14 inches.
The cause for the most concern is the snow being blown around by northeast winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 45 miles per hour. These conditions can make travel nearly impossible and may cause power outages and downed lines.
The National Weather Service recommends that if you absolutely must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.