Jay Dobensky

I can honestly say that my life has constantly revolved around the importance of weather. I was born into a multi-generational family arborist and landscaping business, of which I ran during the 1990's. I began to really develop an appreciation for climatology, geology and astronomy in my early teens, and then completely became rabid as a weather nut after chasing the Cornwall to Hamden Connecticut tornado in 1989. Since then, albeit not a meteorologist, I have provided well-informed and insightful data to friends and family alike, with a unique slant I consider to be just my own combination of old-school hardy New Englander and new-school tech junkie. I have traveled the world and experienced some of its most extreme weather; from the top of Mt. Washington in the dead of winter, to the deserts of the Middle East in the brutal blowtorch of mid-summer. With the advent of social media the reach of whom I now inform is just astounding to me. My friends nicknamed me the StormTrooper, and I take great pride in being a trained Skywarn Observer, and now being given a chance to share, learn and contribute to WXedge is just awesome! I am currently taking courses towards my B.S. in Meteorology at WestConn in adjunct to my "day job" as owner of a custom audio/video installation company called Advanced Home Audio & Video, just to meet my own challenge of seeing how much I can learn and feed the rabid weather beast inside me. Thanks for allowing me to be part of this great group!

Latest Articles

  • Southern CT Peaking Out
    I usually try to have some great commentary to go along with every article I write for wxedge.com. I'm going to let the pictures do the talking this time around! Most of these are from Chester on Sunday,...
  • From Peak Foliage To…Flurries?
    It's not all that uncommon in mid-October to go from a beautiful, warm and scenic day such as what we had last Sunday (October averages the most clear days per month in CT with just over nine), to a quick...
  • Northwest CT and MA At Their Peak
    This was the weekend to get out and savor the best of this year's foliage season in Western Connecticut and Massachusetts. As I've written about in an earlier article, the Summer drought-like conditions...
  • Great Weather Lecture In Wolcott
    Thanks to the Wolcott Boy Scouts for inviting me to speak to them and a group of parents last week about weather. As a lifetime fan of Mother Nature, a twenty-five year storm chaser and a current Meteorology...
  • Wednesday Chase Not A Total Bust
    As you know, our region was under a heightened risk for severe weather early Wednesday morning. As an avid storm chaser, Meteorology student and Skywarn Spotter I was ready to go with sufficient caffeine...
  • Underperforming Storm Yields Pink Sunset
    I am so glad this wasn't a snowstorm…lol! Todays weather in Southern New England proved yet again why computers can't get it right every time, and for most of us forecasters out there it was a day...
  • Early Foliage Not Exactly Good
    I took this photo of Dunham Mill Pond on the Wolcott/Bristol line on Wednesday morning. The slightly early appearance (about a week compared to the same location last year) of muted color this year is...
  • So Much For A Perfect Week
    Yes, I was also looking forward to a perfect weather week! We honestly can't complain folks, this has been a pretty spectacular September thus far, and we can use the rain…just not the coastal flooding...
  • TORNADO NEAR WORCESTER!
    I was tracking the storms around Connecticut all afternoon and evening today. I really don't think that anyone in the forecasting community counted on so much sun to break through the cloud deck in the...
  • A Very Photogenic Thunderstorm
    If you had a good vantage point to view the line of storms that made it into the Western half of Connecticut late yesterday, then you know where I'm coming from here. The lighting show which came with...
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