Scott's 2012 Photo Highlights
I took a lot of pictures in 2012. Here is a slideshow of some of the more memorable pictures I took last year. We had hail in March, heavy rain and wind in the summer, and heavy snow in November...
Overused or Misused Weather Terminology
As a weather geek, I am someone who is constantly checking the weather. Because of this, I often see weather terms being overused and sometimes misused. It can get annoying, but I also understand...
Scott's December Summary
December of 2012 was above average in temperatures and average in precipitation. The average high temperature of 45° was 6° above the normal average of 39°. The average low temperature of 31°...
Scott's Weather Rap
A rap about the weather in 2012. Viewer discretion is advised.
Snow Report from North Haven
From my location in North Haven, I received just over 9 inches of snow on Saturday. The precipitation started off as some graupel, but then quickly turned over to snow for the remainder of the storm. ...
Introducing Dual Polarization Radar
In the years before radar, people had very little advanced warning of severe weather. Because of this many died in floods, snowstorms, hurricanes, etc. When Doppler radar came around it helped...
2012: Below Normal for Tornadoes
2012 has been a below average year for tornadoes. There are 1069 confirmed tornadoes for with less than 2 weeks until 2013. The last time we had this few tornadoes was back in 2002. Start...
A Look at Some Historic Christmas Storms
1776 – During the American Revolution, Washington invaded Trenton, N.J. in a snowstorm where over 2 ft. of snow fell in parts of Virginia and Maryland. In Trenton, sleet and freezing rain was...
Why I Bought a Weather Station
Next month will be the 1 year anniversary of when I purchased my first weather station. I started out buying a very economical one because I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy having one or...
Scott's November Summary
November of 2012 will do down as one of the driest Novembers on record in Connecticut. All .89” of precipitation was measured as snowmelt from two separate snow events last month. Having...