Storm of 16-18 November 2002
On Friday November 15th mild air lay across most of the Northeast. Temperatures peaked at 60 in Albany. As the day past, a cold front slid slowly south through the region. During Friday night the cold front continued south through New York and New England. At the same time, low pressure was developing across the Gulf States and moving northward up the Appalachians. Snow broke out early Saturday, but as warm air over rode the cold air near the ground, snow changed to sleet and freezing rain and by Sunday most areas changed to just rain. Colder air worked back in Sunday night behind the storm and the precipitation changed back to snow with most places receiving a burst of heavy snow. Parts of Litchfield County had a prolonged period of freezing rain and the heavy coating of ice on trees and power lines produced considerable damage. Over 100,00 people lost power in northwest Connecticut. Scattered power outages were common over most of the area.
3-Day Precipitation Totals for a few places (rain/snow)