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Snowstorm: January 2015

The past five days have been very interesting, although somewhat disappointing. My wife and i wanted to get together with the family, but the icy conditions outside caused us to cancel. My brother lives up near Waterbury and the trip back home would have been treacherous.

That was Saturday and the weather stations were talking about the possibility of a major snowstorm hitting us on Monday. As the weekend progressed, the forecast became worse and worse. We did our shopping Sunday afternoon just in case the forecasters were correct.

By Monday morning, the National Weather Service was forecasting the possibility of up to three feet of snow. Local stations were forecasting the possibility of bands of heavy snow wherein the snow might fall at a rate of 4 inches per hour. They were warning about white out conditions. The winds were suppose to be around twenty miles per hour with gusts up to forty miles per hour. Some forecasted gusts at hurricane force.

I was in a blinding snow fall once. So I knew what it was like. They said these snow bands might be accompanied by thunder and lightning. Great! I filled up the car with gasoline and parked it in the parking lot. There are a limited number of parking spaces there so I figured I've park it there and leave it there for the duration of the storm.

The street I live on runs uphill from North to South. Alternate parking is required during snow storms. I simply could not see myself digging out of three feet of snow, moving the car across the street and then digging a parking space for myself.

Anyway, I spent Monday night waiting for the heavy bands of snow while watching movies. At 4:00 AM Tuesday morning, it was still snowing, but the rate of snow fall was light to moderate. We never got the heavy snow. We never had white out conditions. We ended up with between one and two feet of snow. It's hard to tell because the winds were high during the storm and the snow was blown all over the place.

But I'm happy. I'm happy I don't have to deal with three feet of snow. And I'm happy we got snow because, otherwise, the reservoirs would be low next summer. So everything turned out okay. I have not been outside so I don't know if the back parking lot has been plowed. I live in a condominium.

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megamatt09 wrote on January 27, 2015, 8:48 PM

The snow didn't hit us as bad as many places either. And I'm thankful for that. Not too happy regarding what happened to other people and hope that no one got hurt. But still I breathed a person sigh of relief.

Paulie wrote on January 28, 2015, 2:29 AM

When I lived in Maryland in 2000, I remember getting close to three feet of snow in one day. It certainly was no fun shoveling all of the heavy snow. Everything shut down for about 2-3 days.

Nicky wrote on January 28, 2015, 7:19 AM

I'm glad for you, that you did'nt get the heavy snow fall. I live in a country where we don't get snow at all, all we have is sunlight and when you go out of the house, the wind is freezing and the air it ice cold.

arthurchappell wrote on January 28, 2015, 10:17 AM

hopefully that will be last really bad weather you get this winter

scheng1 wrote on January 29, 2015, 7:14 AM

Fortunately the weather does not behave as forecasted.