One Last Snowball in CT

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By Jay Dobensky on May 11, 2013, 3:32pm Last modified: May 11, 2013, 3:33pm

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For many of us in Connecticut, we will never forget this Winter. Relentless periods of cold, a record-setting snowstorm that still seems unbelievable knowing that many areas of the state received over THIRTY INCHES of snow in one 24hr event, and a slowly developing Spring warming pattern that only dragged along the misery of those affected by S.A.D. this year. In all of the years that I have been living here this is surely in my top three most memorable Winters of my life.

Now that May has come and our flowers, trees and shrubs are now in bloom, and temps have been in the 60's and 70's for several weeks now, it's a little hard to fathom that I would have seen this as I was driving up the Berlin Turnpike yesterday with my wife. In my all-consuming "Weather Geek Thought Process" I asked my wife if she wouldn't mind if I turned around at the next light so I could get a picture of the last gasp of what was once a 30ft high mountain of snow. Just imagine the conversation in the car between the two of us and you'll laugh. I had just picked her up at work in Hartford, and we were on her way to get her new car in Berlin, all before I needed to pick our son up at school by 5:30pm. My wife tolerates my "schtick" pretty well after being with me for twenty-two years, so of course she let me do it.

Getting into this D.O.T. lot was a little trickier than I thought, and I actually had to go around the block again before I got it right...with just a little more tension rising in the car. Once I parked the car, I gave her the cell phone and asked her to take a few shots of her grown man husband playing in the snow pile, which at this point is more of a debris and dirt pile. The tone of her "okay dear" response was pretty funny to both of us and we shared a good laugh as I kicked myself into something that still resembled snow beneath the outer layer of muck.

Here it is folks, the last snowball of the Great Winter Of 2012/13, made for all of you who endured the siege like me and all of the other forecasters and Meteorologists who were pushed to their limits and found new extremes for coffee and Red Bull while staying on top of it all. I would guess that this pile only has a few more days left with the forecasted temps, the cooler temps coming in Monday thru Wednesday might stretch it out a bit more, but if you want to play one last time in what I'm pretty sure is the last snow pile in Connecticut you better hurry up.

And by the way, I didn't post the other picture my wife took of me making a less than polite gesture to the pile for everybody who would want to curse the snow one last time.

Here's to May flowers, my friends!

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Jay Dobensky

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