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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My Pathetic Attempt at Traffic

Rachel Lutzker's job is NOT as easy as it looks. Fast forward to 2:20 to see me in action.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Forecast From Sunday Night

Enjoy the great weather today while it lasts. A stormy, unsettled pattern begins tomorrow. For now, it’s pleasant and milder outside. The wind has finally slackened. Today will turn out fairly sunny, but watch for clouds to increase, especially late in the day as a slow storm approaches. This system looks like it will be more “wet” than “white” with a mix of rain, snow and sleet tomorrow into Wednesday. Higher elevations could see significant accumulations. Thursday and Friday look stormy too.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

President's Day Car Sales

Car sales are not as bad as you think, despite the slow economy. I even spoke to Toyota dealerships to see how the recalls are influencing sales.

Middlebury Idol Excitement

Middlebury's Katie Stevens keeps trucking along. But in the eyes of her hometown, she's already an idol!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Another Frustrating Storm

Once again, the shoreline is getting hammered while inland locations are struggling to find snow. I was live in Hartford all morning where the snow was pathetic at best. There has been a really steep northern cut-off with many events this winter and it seems the cut-off went right through the state earlier today.

BUT I am still expecting 6"-12" of snow for most locations. Hartford may have been slow to start up, but once that coastal storm strengthens, so should the snow intensity! The city may end up staying towards the lower end of that 6"-12" range. The NW corner of Litchfield County should fall within 4"-8".

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Blizzard Is A Miss

A major winter storm will transform into a blizzard for parts of the Mid-Atlantic. Baltimore and D.C are in the target zone with well over a foot of snow likely!

This is the SREF computer model displaying the 12 hour probability during midday Saturday of 1" or more (upper left), 4" or more (upper right), 8" or more (lower left) and 12" or more (lower right). Notice that NONE of CT is included in the 1+ category! Oh well...we miss another snow storm while Southern NJ, D.C. and Baltimore get hammered. High pressure in Canada will keep this storm away from New England. There may be a little snow for the shoreline with a coating possible for in spots. Everywhere else, the only effect from this storm will be some extra clouds or a few flurries. I am not happy. Is a little snow for a meteorologist in Connecticut too much to ask for these days? ;)