How much snow did we get?
Updated 11:40 am, Wednesday, March 15, 2017
And the Connecticut winner with the highest snowfall accumulation from Tuesday’s nor’easter is New Fairfield.
The northern Fairfield County town checked in with a whopping 20.4 inches.
New Fairfield also had the highest snowfall in Fairfield County from the second-biggest snowfall of the winter on Feb. 9 when 14 inches fell.
It’s unusual to get this much snow in March. The normal March snowfall average for Bridgeport is 3.1 inches. So far this month, it received 11.1 inches.
Check out the gallery above to see snowfall totals for southwestern Connecticut towns
Northern Connecticut towns came close to beating New Fairfield's 20.4 inches.
Burlington in Hartford County had 19.5 inches followed by Southington with 18.5 inches and Granby with 18 inches.
To see that snowfall list: http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=PNS
Swaths of Pennsylvania were walloped by 20 to 30 inches of snow.
Despite the blizzard warning for most of Connecticut, the nor’easter did not meet the NWS’s definition of a blizzard.
The definition of a blizzard is that falling and/or blowing snow reduces visibility to below a quarter mile, along with sustained winds or winds that frequently gust to 35 mph or more...and that these are the predominant reported conditions for three consecutive hours.
At Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks blizzard criteria were met for 1 hour and 55 minutes from 12:05 to 2 p.m.- one hour and five minutes short.. Lawrence, Mass. was the only spot in the Northeast that met the blizzard definition.
For those who keep track of wind, Stamford had a peak wind gust of 52 mph; Waterbury/Oxford Airport, 48 mph; Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, 46 mph; White Plains airport, near Greenwich, 39 mph; and Danbury airport had 36 mph.