A Look Back at The Blizzard of ’78

Thirty-six years ago was the anniversary of one of the most paralyzing blizzards to affect the area. Unfortunately, I am not old enough to h…

Happy National Weatherperson’s Day!

“February 5 is National Weatherperson’s Day, commemorating the birth of John Jeffries in 1744” says the NWS. Jeffries was one of America’s f…

Nuisance Storms to Major Storms

Tonight will make the third “mood snow” type even over the past week or so, all together not even amounting to an inch in some areas, but th…

Photos: Blizzard of 1978

Between February 5th and 8th of 1978, a historic blizzard ripped through portions of New England. The snow was so heavy that countless vehic…

Great Backyard Bird Count Coming Up

The 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count is quickly approaching.   Each year over President’s Day Weekend, birders all over the US and Cana…

Mid-Point of Winter Has Arrived

Today is the mid-point of winter, it’s been 45 days since the winter solstice and there are 45 days until until the vernal equinox.  From th…

Southern New England Summary (27 cities)

In an earlier post, I summarized the first month of 2013 in North Haven Connecticut.  The results were above average temperatures, below ave…

Mid-Winter Snow Departures 2012-13

We are midway through the winter season with 6 more weeks left… Here’s a look at 10 select locations I picked…5 snowy, 5 not so snowy. I use…

Rare Double Planet Sighting This Week

[IMAGE: Sky & Telescope Magazine Online ] We are in for an astronomical treat this Thursday & Friday (February 7th and 8th). The two smalles…

The Groundhog Day Ice Storm of 2011

The Groundhog Day Ice Storm of 2011 (at least that’s what I call it) is also known as the January 31-February 2, 2011 North American Blizzar…

Scott’s Look at January Weather Data

January of 2013 was an above average month for temperatures.  It’s easy to forget the first 3 weeks of above average temperatures when we ha…

Think It’s Easy to Forecast Snow?

Forecasting snow.It’s one of the most important forecasts, yet it can be the most challenging.  Snow can be pretty to look at, but when it c…

January Summary for Hamden

January was a changeable month for temperatures, here at my station in Hamden. For almost the first 3 weeks, the temperatures were frequentl…

Quincy Shares Wind Damage Photos

As winds gusted to 60 and even 70+ MPH early Thursday morning, viewers sent in plenty of storm damage photos. The winds were so strong that …