More stories by Erica Campbell

Tips to Help With Allergies

The sniffing…the sneezing…the puffy, red, watery eyes…it can only mean one thing:  Allergy Season!!!  If you are anything like me, you dread…

The History of Sleeping Giant State Park

There is nothing better, on a cool, fall day, then taking a hike up one of Connecticut’s natural treasures: Sleeping Giant State Park. The v…

Did Weather Affect the Civil War?

The American Civil War 1861 – 1865:  Arguably one of the most tragic events in the history of the United States.  Over 600,000 Americans wer…

Moore, Oklahoma Tornadoes 1999 and 2013

The tragedy unfolding in New Castle – Moore, Oklahoma is almost too horrible to watch.  Early estimates have the tornado, which struck this …

Remembering the Blizzard of 1978

For those of us around and/or old enough to remember, the Blizzard of ’78 was one of the greatest weather events in Connecticut history.  Th…

Curiosity Lands on Mars TONIGHT!!

Tonight, at approximately 1:30am EST, the Mars Rover Curiosity will land on the Red Planet after an eight month journey through space.  NASA…

Some of the Worst Droughts in History

As the United States is gripped by more oppressive heat and major drought conditions, I thought I would do a little research on droughts of …

The History of July 4th and the Weather

July 4th is celebrated as our Nation’s birthday.  It is a day of family, picnics and fireworks. There is also the history behind why we actu…

Heat and Thunderstorms

With the extreme heat of the past few days, eventually, Mother Nature has to release some energy.  A cooling front, after extreme heat, is a…

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