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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Snowy February Continues

Another burst of snow developed late this afternoon as an Alberta clipper moved across the region. The snow began falling early this afternoon, and it became steadier after 4 o'clock. The storm was a quick-mover, and by 8 o'clock the snow shield moved away to the East. However, the storm exploded, and heavy snow fell across Cape Cod and extreme eastern Massachusetts.

Officially, 1.5" of snow fell at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Bridgeport, bringing the monthly total to just about two-and-a-half feet (29.3"). It was also the sixth day out of 15 (40%) with measured snow this month. The total snow for the season is nearly four-and-a-half feet (53.4").

The snow caused hazardous driving conditions, as temperatures fell from a high of 37 degrees at 12:37 p.m. into the low-to-mid 30s during the late-afternoon. The daily low temperature was 25 degrees at 3:41 a.m. The wind gusted over 20 miles an hour with a high wind speed of 30 mph and a high gust speed of 46 mph out of the Northwest. I took these photos during the late-afternoon snow at my home.