Winter Recap: Almost 7 Feet of Snow for North Haven

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By Nick DiGiovanni on March 21, 2013, 10:39am Last modified: March 22, 2013, 2:57pm

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For the past few years I have recorded measurements for every storm in the Clintonville section of North Haven. Last year, we only received 27" of snow for the entire season. This season, we are up to 83", which is more than THREE times the amount from the previous year. The season kicked off on November 7th (photo above), when we were blanketed with 13.5" of snow which was one of the highest amounts recorded in New Haven County. Another impressive storm was the one on December 29th which dropped between 10" and 11" in my area. The greatest storm of my lifetime so far, and possibly ever was on February 9th, in which I reported 37" of snow to the National Weather Service as a Trained Spotter. The car in my driveway was 100% covered, not 99% covered- 100%... nothing at all was visible on it. It was tough to pick out a number to report, as many people were skeptical about drifts. I found a flat area of my (1 acre) back yard to be drift-less, and away from the house, so I got down on eye level with the snow to start inferring on how much we actually had. Some spots were as low as 35" while there were large sections nearing 39"-40", perhaps 41". But if you were to take a straight line and placed it on top, the vertex was between 36.5" and 37.5". So I called it even at 37". My measurements from the 2010-2011 season, If I remember right, finished at 86.5"... we can still top that!

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Nick DiGiovanni

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