Hamden’s Elevation and Snow

Living in Hamden is interesting for a weather geek like me. Living along my street Shepard avenue the elevation changes from 100 feet at the beginning to the a high point of 380 feet within about 1.5 miles. As I drove up the road yesterday the conditions ranged from a slight trace to a almost 1 inch of snow. The road became slick and also the trees were all white. As I turned up West Woods Road the conditions became more slick, the elevation changes to 450 feet.

And the highest point of Hamden that you can drive to is on Gaylord Mountain Road north of Handy Rd. At that point the elevation is 660 feet. It’s also the most difficult part to climb in your car. In fact I was unable to climb it. The picture above was taken on Handy Rd. yesterday afternoon. If you lived in the low elevations of town yesterday there was nothing at all like that, just a mix of rain, sleet, snow.

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