Weather forecasting services such as Accuweather and are in the early stages of forecasting a winter weather advisory about a possible snow event for northern Fairfield County and other Connecticut sections.

AccuWeather Chief On-Air Meteorologist Bernie Rayno said, "I'm convinced there will be a storm Thursday into Friday." Meteorologist Scot Haney from WFSB predicts, "Later in the week, accumulating (perhaps plowable) snow is on the way for all!"

The National Weather Service says that there are potential widespread hazardous weather events moving through our area late Thursday night into Friday morning. That doesn't mean you need to rush to the grocery store to buy 10 cans of beefaroni and 10 loaves of bread.

According to, the timeline for this potential winter storm is overnight Thursday, Jan. 6, into Friday, Jan. 7. There's a possibility it could bring up to a half-foot of snowfall to much of the Northeast.

Because I consider myself an amateur meteorologist, I think a half-foot of snow is a bit of a reach. I'm thinking more along the lines of two to four inches. You know how the pros like to jack up the numbers to make it sound like Armageddon is coming our way.


Accuweather's Senior Meteorologist Joe Lundberg states that it's likely to become "the first bomb cyclone of the 2022 winter season” in the Northeast. Then he launches into phrases like 'central pressure,' 'pulling in more moisture,' yada yada yada.

C'mon, is 3 to 6 inches of snow even considered a storm?! Back in my day when I was growing up in upstate New York, the lake effect snow blowing off Lake Ontario was a real snowstorm. It took two days just to shovel the walk!

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