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  • Warm Front on the Approach?
    Ever look up and see a halo around the sun or a full moon? This could be due to an approaching warm front. Since this frontal boundary is on gradual incline, warm moist air can...
  • Heavy Banded Precip, Why?
    Ever wonder why the heavy bands of precip form from our Nor'easter?This is a rather technical analysis, but bear with me.The answer lies in the mesoscale analysis of the synoptic...
  • Flash Flood Safety
    Alright, alright, you’re thinking, who cares, I know how to swim. Well you’d be blown away if you saw the power behind rushing water. We’re talking flooding here,...
  • Skype Weather Conversation With NHHS
    I had a great opportunity Thursday morning to sit in on a North Haven High School Meteorology class...remotely that is. I was able to have a discussion with the class about an...
  • Wacky Hailstones- How Did They Happen?
    Yesterday's severe thunderstorms produced a wide variety of hailstones throughout Connecticut. Some of them were pretty bizarre-looking! This slideshow will give you an explanation...
  • The 2 "C"s of Forecasting
    OK, I won't bury the lead here... When I'm forecasting, there are 2 main things I'm looking for in the model data, and both begin with a "C". They are consensus and consistency....
  • Video: Dangers of Frostbite
    Ever hear the term windchill and wonder what it is. Your car thermometer reads 35 degrees but when you walk outside and the wind blows it feels much cooler. This is known as windchill....
  • Graupel vs Hail
    Graupel?? What on earth is this stuff. Believe it or not, you’ve probably seen it many times, but thought it was something else. It’s easily confused with hail because...
  • Hail, No!
    Sleet is a confusing type of winter precip that’s easily misunderstood. Contrary to popular belief, sleet is not hail and hail is not sleet. It forms in a much different...
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