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Connecticut Wakes Up To Snow, Strong Winds, Power Outages

Some parts of the state only got a trace, but snow piled up inland in an overnight storm.
Some parts of the state only got a trace, but snow piled up inland in an overnight storm. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Much of Connecticut woke up to snow on Sunday morning, with a coating along coastal Fairfield to several inches of the white stuff reported in the northern part of the county and statewide.

Poll
Did you get snow overnight?
Final Results Voting Closed

Did you get snow overnight?

  • Yes, I can't believe it
    25%
  • Yes, but it was just a coating
    60%
  • No, I don't see any at my house
    10%
  • Maybe, but it melted fast
    5%

But even worse, strong winds have caused over 15,000 power outages statewide. A High Wind Warning remains in effect until 2 p.m. Sunday, and freezing temperatures will hit overnight.

Here are overnight snow totals for Fairfield County:

  • Newtown: 2.8 inches
  • New Fairfiield: 2 inches
  • Bethel: 2 inches
  • Danbury: 1 inch
  • New Canan: 0.5 inches
  • Wilton: 0.5 inches
  • Bridgeport: Trace

The snow was winding down in the morning, but the wind remained. Fairfield County could see sustained winds of 40 mph with gusts of 58 mph, which is strong enough to knock down tree limbs and power lines.

High temperatures Sunday will be stuck in the 30s with wind chills in the teens. Sunday night, temperatures will drop into the 20s with more snow possible overnight.

A freeze warning is in effect from 8 p.m. Sunday until 10 a.m. Monday. The freezing temps will kill sensitive plants if not protected and brought indoors, the National Weather Service warns.

On Monday, rain, possibly mixed with snow and freezing rain, could fall before 8 a.m., with rain and snow between 8 and 11 a.m., then rain after 11 a.m. The daytime high will be near 43 wind chills between 25 and 35.

Here are power outages reported as of 9 a.m. by Eversource:

  • Bethel: 5
  • Brookfield: 3
  • Danbury: 309
  • Darien: 142
  • Fairfield: 1
  • Greenwich: 1,399
  • Monroe: 18
  • New Fairfield: 30
  • Newtown: 135
  • Norwalk: 1
  • Ridgefield: 228
  • Stamford: 34
  • Weston: 7
  • Westport: 12
  • Wilton: 637

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