Posts tagged ‘Weather’

February 8th, 2013

Winter Storm Links

by Christopher O'Brien

Below is a list of helpful storm links including updatable weather forcasts, live dopplar radar, and discussion. If you know of additional resoucres we can share, please let us know at WolcottWhisper@gmail.com

Radar

Dopplar Radar (zoomable): http://www.ctnow.com/weather/radar/

Connecticut Doplar: http://www.wfsb.com/category/211192/doppler-loop

Closings

From WFSB: http://www.wfsb.com/category/211195/school-closings

From Fox CT/ Hartford Courant: http://www.ctnow.com/weather/closings/

Weather

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February 8th, 2013

Blizzard to Shut Down Area

by Christopher O'Brien

As a historic blizzard bears down on the region, all residents are urged to stay off the roadways beginning Friday afternoon and through the storm’s expected completion around mid-day Saturday. Wolcott can expect to receive around 20 inches or more by the storm’s completion. According to meteorologists at Fox CT, we should have 6-8 inches by around 7 pm tonight after the snow begins to accumulate around noon. Snowfall will intensify to about 3 inches falling per hour after midnight. At around the same time, winds are expected to ramp up to 50 mph which will create widespread whiteout conditions and snow drifting for several hours.  As of 7:00 am, the snow line has already crossed into Greenwich.

School is closed on Friday.

A parking ban has been declared throughout Wolcott beginning 6 am Friday until 5 pm on Saturday. Do not park on any roadways in town to ensure roads can be plowed and emergency vehicles can make their way if they need to do so.

Local gas stations ran out of gas Thursday evening. Cumberland Farms on Wolcott Rd. didn’t have gas

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February 7th, 2013

Blizzard of ’78 Still Devastating, Unsurpassed

by Christopher O'Brien

 

With “historic” levels of snow predicted by some local meteorologists for Friday and Saturday, it is natural to look back at an unforgettable February snowfall in the state 35 years ago this week.  The Blizzard of ’78 is legendary not only in the amount and intensity of the snow and wind, but in other impacts as well, including coastal high tides and damage to homes and property, and even politics – it is seen as central to the re-election later that year of Governor Ella Grasso.Just a year ago, Connecticut Public Television aired a new documentary about the Blizzard of ’78, which included these statistics not soon forgotten by those in the state at the time…

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January 21st, 2013

Cold Weather Awaits This Week

by Christopher O'Brien

Wolcott Rd. early on Sunday Jan. 13thLast week brought unusual weather to Wolcott, as fog replaced 7 inches of snow when the weather stayed upwards of 50 degrees. The dense fog blocked out the sun for two days and kept drivers slow on the weekend of January 12-13th.

This coming week will be much more seasonal as the coldest week of the year. Nighttime temperatures will plunge into the single digits and twenties with sunshine during the day. Flurries and light snow is possible Monday evening. A heavier storm may be possible on Friday with modest accumulations of around six inches. Yet, its still early to really carve that prediction in ice quite yet.

January has been fairly

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December 31st, 2012

Snow and Wind Announce Winter

by Christopher O'Brien

By Chris O’Brien

8-9" of snow kept drivers off the roads after 5 pm Saturday

8-9″ of snow kept drivers off the roads after 5 pm Saturday | Photo: Chris O’Brien

This first significant snowstorm in more than a year left almost nine inches of snow in most of Wolcott Saturday night. While most residents wrapped up their Christmas vacations enjoyed the storm’s beauty, it was a reminder of what a real winter can be like as strong winds whipped flags and plummeted temperatures Sunday night. This snowfalls light talcum powder- like flakes were a welcome relief a storm earlier this week that dropped four inches of snow, ice and heavy rain causing strained backs and broken shovels.

Many of Wolcott’s hilly streets were impassable Saturday night, yet drivers headed in aroudn 5 pm. Wolcott Police Capt. Domenic Angillilo said that there were few problems to report. “One motorist was stuck on Beach Rd, but that was it.” Lakewood Autobody responded for the job overnight Saturday..

Wind blows snow across Charles St. Sunday afternoon | Chris O'Brien

Wind blows snow across Charles St. Sunday afternoon | Photo: Chris O’Brien

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November 7th, 2011

CL&P Misses Deadline and Weather Report

by LonSeidman

In our first story:
By Ryan Hanrahan
Not everyday you see large companies take to social media to call out individual meteorologists.
Continue reading about how CL&P called out the NBC meteorologist….

Our second story:
by Christine Stuart

Jeffrey Butler, president and chief operating officer of Connecticut Light & Power, maintains that his company made a lot of progress even though it won’t meet its midnight goal and he offered an apology for missing that deadline.

“This was a storm of historic proportion. It was the right decision, I stand behind that decision to set, to establish the goal. We did everything possible to achieve the goal. People worked very hard for what 8 days now and we need to see this through,” Butler said defending his decision to self-impose a deadline which his company missed.

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August 17th, 2011

Indiana State Fair’s Wild Winds

by LonSeidman


By Rachel Frank
Fox 61 Meteorologist

Everyone is talking about the mysterious wind that “came out of nowhere” during the Indiana State Fair stage collapse. But the wind didn’t come out of nowhere. It was associated with a gust front! And we get them right here in Connecticut! Here is a radar image taken at 8:35 pm. The stage collapse happened about 20 mins later.

The fair grounds are circled just south of Rocky Ripple. Notice the storms are still over 20 miles away from the fair at this point. But there is a line of light blue ahead of the storms (noted by arrows). To an untrained… continue Reading at Meteorologist Rachel Frank’s blog…