Bruce's web chat regarding Jan. 23 snowstorm - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Bruce's web chat regarding Jan. 23 snowstorm

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

See Bruce's web chat Q&A below:

OK, thank you everyone for your great questions! I will continue to monitor the storm for you throughout the evening. If I need to tweak the snowfall forecast, I will have the very latest on Eyewitness News at 11:00. You can also read my technical discussion onwfsb.com and download our weather app. It has plenty of good information that will keep you ahead of the storm. Have a nice weekend and be safe!!! This is Bruce signing out for now!

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7 minutes ago

I am not seeing any changes yet that will influence my forecast. I am watching the snow moving northward across New Jersey and Pennsylvania and I am wondering if it will arrive earlier than expected. However, there is dry air in place over CT and it should keep that from happening. Always something to watch!

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11 minutes ago

Comment From Is it possible tha...

Are you seeing any changes in the new information?

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14 minutes ago

If you have any other questions, let me know! I am in the Channel 3 Early Warning Forecast Center looking over new information as we speak!

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16 minutes ago

You are very welcome. I will be working with Mike Cameron tomorrow for team coverage in the afternoon and evening.

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18 minutes ago

Comment From Is it possible tha...

Thank you Bruce, have a great weekend and try and get some sleep. Thank you for all that you and your team does for CT.!

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18 minutes ago

If no models existing, forecasting with skill would be limited to a short period of time. The models allow us to take a look at weather conditions well into the future. However, models are used as guidance. They do not give us the forecast. There is still a huge human element involved when it comes to weather forecasting. That explains why the different stations in our TV market often have different forecasts.

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18 minutes ago

Comment From jcbjr

What if no models existed?

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21 minutes ago

I'm sorry. It should start in Hartford by mid-morning, 7-9 am.

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21 minutes ago

Comment From LATaly

Thanks Bruce but I meant what time do you think snow will start falling in the Capital City?

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22 minutes ago

There are a number of other forecast models as well.

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22 minutes ago

For Hartford, about 3-5" of snow.

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24 minutes ago

Comment From LATaly

Approximate start of snow falling in our Capital City?

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24 minutes ago

Great question about the models! The models have different strengths in various situations. The ECMWF (European Model) is a highly skilled tropical/hurricane model. The GFS and European Model are good snowstorm forecast models as well. The NAM sometimes goes to over the top when it comes to predicting snowfall amounts. However, it did quite well with Blizzard Charlotte in 2013. The model we use for futurecast on TV is the RPM.

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24 minutes ago

Comment From Is it possible tha...

You use all these different models in your opinion what is the most accurate?

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27 minutes ago

I want to let everyone know we are not naming this storm, at least for now. If we go by our own rules, we need to be forecasting 6" of snow or more for most of the state. We think less than half of the state will see 6+" of snow.

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27 minutes ago

That is true for Bristol and most of the state.

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28 minutes ago

The snow should end just before dawn, between 5 and 7 am Sunday!

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29 minutes ago

Comment From Guest2

Hello, when will it stop snowing on Sunday morning in Bristol?

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29 minutes ago

You are welcome!

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29 minutes ago

Comment From Jhills

Thank u

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30 minutes ago

I have East Hartford in the 3-5" band.

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30 minutes ago

Comment From Stewart

How much snow for East Hartford?

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30 minutes ago

Niantic, probably between 5 and 7 am.

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31 minutes ago

Comment From Kris

Niantic

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31 minutes ago

Let me know where you live and I will give it my best shot.

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32 minutes ago

Comment From Ivy

Opps, i don't think my other question send. i don't follow directions well. :-) when do you think it will start snowing?

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32 minutes ago

You are very welcome!

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32 minutes ago

Comment From Is it possible tha...

Thank you Bruce!

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32 minutes ago

Right now, I am forecasting 3-6" for the Middletown area. I may have to tweak these numbers if the storm track changes.

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32 minutes ago

Comment From Jhills

How do u think Middletown will makeout

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33 minutes ago

Yes, it is. We are going to be on the northern fringe of the heavy snow. We have to keep in mind a blizzard warning is in effect across Long Island. Just a slight shift to the north could bring heavier snow and stronger winds into the state.

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33 minutes ago

Comment From Is it possible tha...

Is it possible that we can get more snow than what your stating?Logout

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34 minutes ago

Great question! I think the storm will peak in Southeastern CT from 3pm through midnight tomorrow!

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34 minutes ago

Comment From Kris

When time will the storm be at its peak? Particularly southeastern CT. Thanks.

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35 minutes ago

The snow will start in Southern CT between 5 and 7 am tomorrow and it should reach Northern CT between between 8 am and 10 am.

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35 minutes ago

Comment From Guest

Hi Bruce. Can you somewhat pinpoint when the snow will start/end?

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36 minutes ago

Yes! I wouldn't be surprised if this storm comes in heavier, especially in southern portions of the state.

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36 minutes ago

Comment From Khan

Could there be up to 12 inches of snow?

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36 minutes ago

The snow should start in Watertown between 7 am and 9 am tomorrow morning. You could get 4 to 6 inches of snow!

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37 minutes ago

Comment From Bubba99

Hello, I was wondering how many or around how many inches Watertown, CT will be getting? and about when will it start in Watertown or about?

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38 minutes ago

Hi everyone! Bruce here, ready to answer your questions about our upcoming snowstorm this weekend!

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