The Party is Temporarily Over

After experiencing several days with temperature in the 50′s and 60′s reality will finally shake things up here in New England. Northern New England has had little or no natural snow to date and Southern New England had one skirmish last week that affected mostly southern areas of Connecticut. New computer models are coming to an agreement that wintertime will finally fill back in here next week with a coastal storm that may bring significant snow followed by a shot of the coldest air of the season.                                 My snowblower is in for repairs right now, go figure.




What’s up with the warm winter

(WxToons by CMiano) After coming off the warmest December to date, January follows up with temperatures 4.5 degrees above normal. Officially Connecticut has had only 3.5 inches of recorded snowfall to date (At Bradley International Airport). The average to date should be close to 30 inches. So what’s the culprit for such a mild, snowless winter? Greenhouse gases surrounded the globe? Or just climate cycles we encounter every several years. I would say it’s a combination of both. 2015 has been the warmest year ever recorded on the earth as the industrial countries continue release carbon gases into our atmosphere creating a greenhouse effect causing warming conditions in all corners of the globe. Also locally in the states a very strong El Nino wave arrived from the Pacific Ocean not allowing the traditional arctic cold fronts from sinking down from Canada and above. But there’s still time that we may get a decent snowstorm or two. Stay tuned.

Cold to the core. This February could be the coldest ever

With new data coming in daily it appears that this stretch of very cold conditions may last for another two weeks which will bring us to the end of the month and may smash all records as being the coldest February ever. As of today we are averaging some 9 degrees below normal for the month. Very intense arctic outbreaks are plunging directly at us from the polar region instead of descending into the upper Midwestern states and making that left turn towards us where the cold air has a chance to moderate. We may feel the core of the cold by the end of this week when temperatures will be 5-15 below zero in the morning and a high struggling to get to 10 degrees. A deep snowpack will enhance the bite of the cold considerably. But keep in mind, these chilling bubbles of dense air masses will soon retreat north as the sun angle gets higher in the sky. Here’ s a warming thought…. Daylight Savings Time begins four weeks from today!

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Snow storms non-stop ticket to New England

The conveyer belt just keeps rolling along delivering on cue winter storms every three days. We know that there is a life span for these storms and will eventually give out as the sun migrates higher in the sky each day sending a message to the arctic air masses to finally retreat. After yesterday’s twelve inch snow blitz, another Alberta Clipper will travel southeastward from Canada early Thursday and cover our landscape with another one to four inches of snow. And yet another system will pull out the Rockies and take up shop off the east coast by late weekend. Computers models are now starting to agree on where and when this newest storm will blossom into Nor’easter on Sunday. Nor’easter + Arctic air mass = significant snowfall for New England. Winter is surely making up for lost time in a hurry this winter.

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Déjà vu all over again

This Monday is officially Groundhogs Day and again, and again, and again The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for northern Connecticut 3 times in the last week. It’s quite ironic that this triple play of warnings will fall on Bill Murrays’ iconic movie title. Yes, we will be handed another extended period of steady to heavy snow, biting winds with drifting and blowing of the snow for some 30 hours. Snow will break out during the Super Bowl and continue right through Monday. The brutally cold temperatures you felt today will be around on Monday too. Total snow accumulation 14″

Deja vu all over again.

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