Ralph Fato

I love stats & creating graphs. Weather has been a true passion of mine since the 70s. Being part of the WxEdge team has given me the ability to learn and share with others who have the same passion. Weather is always interesting, its up to us to find it.

As a kid in the 1970s/80s, I would sit down and keep track of the weather outside. 1990s I started chasing storms. 2000s I use technology to help me better understand whats happening, whats coming, and whats possible.

Connecticut weather is intriguing all year round, Sea Breezes in summers, NorEasters in Fall. Wide margin snow totals in winter with the Merrit being rain/snow line a lot. And the surprises in Spring. Not to mention the temp differences between the coast and 10 miles inland.

Find me on Twitter:   https://twitter.com/WeatherNut27 

 

Latest Articles

  • Shoreline Historical Snowfall
    I wonder if we can officially say the snow is done now. Yesterday early morning (April 16th) BDR recorded 0.10" of snow. That was the 2nd latest measureable snowfall there on record. Only one other time...
  • Last Frost Dates at the Coast (BDR)
    Curious about the last frost date at BDR? Yesterday is actually the average date. (April 8th)  Latest frost happened on May 11, 1966. Pretty rare to drop to low 30s in May at the coast. In fact...
  • Actual vs. Extreme Temperatures
    Before we get into the temperatures, here is where we stand for this month so far... As of March 15th: So far Windsor Locks, CT (BDL) has a monthly mean temperature of 28.5°F, which is -6.6°...
  • The Arctic Signs of Winter 2013-14
    Shown above is a picture I took of the early changing leaves from top of Mt. Tom in Litchfield, CT. Added effects to see where the colors are. Picture below  the birds are from Patrick’s great...
  • BDR Needs just 6.1" to enter Top 5
    With the 1.4" that fell Sunday evening at Bridgeport, CT Sikorski Airport; they have entered the Top 10 snowiest February on record. 6.7" on the 3rd 7.5" on the 5th 1.4" on the 9th. They need just 6.1"...
  • January 2014 CT Weather Summary
    It was a snowy & cold month for most of us, however northern CT might disagree. Lets start with Bridgeport, CT (BDR) Monthly Mean of 27° was the 20th coolest January on record (since...
  • Icy Waves on the Sound
    From Milford, CT. It's pretty impressive seeing ice about 1/2 mile out and the tide moving the ice around. This is a 3.5 minute video of it.
  • Frozen Waters of Conn. - January 2014
    I decided to take a few photos today. Here is the one I did from last year. I will venture back out again to take a few more photos from other areas. Camera: Nikon L820 Temperatures last 7 days:...
  • Coldest Lows at BDR Since 1994
    With the next Arctic outbreak coming this week, I decided to pull the data for BDR and see what was the coldest temperature of each year for the last 20 years. It looks like we haven't gone below...
  • CT Coast More Snow Than the 1980s
    Surprised? While looking at the data in recent years, I realized we have had more snow in the last 5 winters than the entire decade of the 1980s. And the 5th winter of the 2010s just got started. The...
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