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

  • Is Snow Common November 1st?
    Here's a graphic I made that lists the dates for these locations. First take note.. Mount Washington New Hampshire, they set the record for earliest snow this year. Next notice that while all these locations...
  • Warm First Half Of July in CT
    Believe it or not it's been Very warm compared to normal even though we haven't had many 90s near the coast. (Bridgeport only 1, Hartford only 3, Windsor Locks 8!) One main reason is that the night...
  • Years that Closely Match 2014 Jan-June for CT Coast
    As of June 25, 2014.... I went back and looked at all months on record (since 1948) to find the closest match to this years January through June months average.  I used +/- 1° from the actual...
  • May 2014 Summary
    Here's a summary of the month of May 2014 for the 2 main Climo stations in CT. BDR was a bit surprising. BDL was pretty much normal so I left the rankings out. First off I was surprised that every May...
  • Daily Max Dewpoints in May at BDR since 2009
    Click here for larger image.   It's not common for dewpoints in May to be in the 30s or in the 70s at the coast in Bridgeport. Usually it fluctuates between 45 and 65. Quick glance you can see...
  • 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"...
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