January 2011 Snowstorm, the Third in a Series of Whoppers, Buries Connecticut

The January 25-27, 2011 blizzard was a major Nor’easter that affected portions of the northeastern US to Canada. This storm was the third in a series of serious storms, first around Christmastime and then again two weeks later. When this late January storm settled down, there were several statewide reports of more than 20″.

In Haddam, during the blizzard, we saw snowfall rates of up to 4 inches per hour, with nearly 8″ fallen in the first two hours of the storm. Falling asleep to a beautifully piled 9+ inches of white, we awoke to well over two feet of snow, measuring in places over three feet with drifting. The landscape of our yard
was completely transformed.

The sheer amount and weight of snow was awesome, in every sense of the word. In between bouts of shoveling and snowblowing, I tried to capture on camera the feeling of awakening to so much snow and slowly shoveling ourselves out.

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