Posts tagged ‘winter’

February 8th, 2013

Danbury Hosts Chili “Warm-Up” and 5k Sunday

by Christopher O'Brien

What do Cincinnati, San Antonio, and tailgating have in common? Chili. Whether with beans or without – a culinary dilemma – this winter warm-up tops the comfort food list.

On Sunday, February 10, the Danbury Westerners, CityCenter Danbury, and the Danbury Arena will host the fourth annual Chili Winter Warm-Up, featuring a chili cook-off, entertainment for kids and families, a discounted public skate, and downtown Danbury hospitality. The event takes place from 1-4pm and will be preceded for the first time this year by the “Big Chili” 5K run, which kicks off at 10:30am.

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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 6th, 2013

Weekend of Ski Jumping in Salisbury

by Christopher O'Brien

You don’t have to travel too far to see Olympic-caliber competition in Connecticut. The 87th annual Eastern U.S. Ski Jumping Championships will be held Sunday, Feb. 10, as part of the annual Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA)’s ski jumping competition at legendary Satre Hill. Future Olympians have competed at Satre Hill before going on to represent our country.

Ski jumpers will be showing off the tremendous coordination, skill and grace it takes to soar 64 meters–over 200 feet–with a happy landing. Traditionally, the enthusiastic crowd cheers them on by jingling cowbells as the jumpers soar.

     Winter Carnival activities begin Friday night…
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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