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

  • Before Temps Plummet, A Deluge!
         You have all certainly heard about the colder air moving across the country, and we will get hit head on with it here in New England tonight (I will be tracking temperature drops of...
  • April Honeymoon Snowstorm Nightmare
         Eighteen years ago this month, I committed myself in marriage to my soulmate. We had been together for nearly five years, and had taken great care in planning the best getaway wedding...
  • Tornadic Supercell T-Storm Anatomy 101
    Original storm photo courtesy of CBS KRLD1080 Radio on Twitter With all if the severe weather going on in the middle of the country today, I found this great image of the tornadic supercell which passed...
  • Spring Hasn't Sprung Everywhere Yet!
         Just as we are turning the seasonal corner here in Connecticut as if a magical switch had been flipped with the passing from March to April, Winter seems to be digging in its heels...
  • Winter's Long Kiss Goodbye?
    Just when you thought that three-to-five inches of rain in thirty-six hours might be enough to signal the final nail in the coffin for snow this season…along comes this potent and pesky upper level...
  • The Models Giveth…And Taketh
         Following up on my articles from just about forty-eight hours ago, 'Models' it certainly was a safe be to take the GFS trend as the best solution. Our storm has formed as predicted,...
  • Models Zero in on Monday Snow
    Image credit: PSU Meteorology Here's for taking the good with the bad! Sure, it was cold yesterday and last night, in fact one of the coldest days overall for many locations in the Northeast, but with...
  • Short Lived, but Awesome Warmth
    Come on, it's never too early to start working on that base tan! Are you kidding me….wasn't today incredible folks? I'm the consummate optimist, and even on the high end of my forecast I didn't...
  • Latest Storms Straddle Connecticut
    You know, I'm at the point of laughter today as I'm going over the latest model data. The military calls what I'm thinking of 'triangulation of fire' and I can't help but find the similarity pretty funny...
  • The Biggest March Snowstorm Ever?
    I'm sure that title got your attention! I'm happy to say that despite the prospects for a storm next week that is beginning to show up on the modeling now (I'll have more on that if and when it matter...
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