What is SKYWARN®?
To gather critical weather information, NOAAs National Weather Service (NWS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established SKYWARN®, a volunteer program that now boasts more than 290,000 trained...
Surprise October Storm Coats CT in Colorful Glaze
A surprise winter storm has coated our trees in a shell of glistening ice and heavy snow. Unexpectedly early, many trees in our area buckled under the weight and fierce winds, prompting widespread power...
Tips for Safe Paddling When Lightning Strikes
What is more peaceful than paddling up the Connecticut River on an early weekend morning? Paddlers should be weather aware however, as the weather changes often and quickly. It’s not unheard of to head...
Safety During Lightning Storms
In April of 2010, I was driving home from work, heading South on Route 9 in Middletown, CT when an unexpected storm quickly blew in. As I exited the highway into Higganum, heavy rain turned to blinding...
CT River Flooding Effects Haddam Meadows Park
In the Spring of 2010, Connecticut experienced very rainy conditions, causing many areas, particularly along the Connecticut River to flood. Here are a few photos taken from Haddam Meadows Park in Haddam,...
January 2011 Snowstorm, the Third in a Series of Whoppers, Buries Connecticut
The January 25-27, 2011 blizzard was a major Nor'easter that affected portions of the northeastern US to Canada. This storm was the third in a series of serious storms, first around Christmastime and then...