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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Blizzard Lived Up to Billing for Eastern Connecticut

It was billed and hyped as a historic blizzard. However, that wasn't the case for southwestern Connecticut. Many meteorologists and weather forecasters predicted one-to-two feet of snow for the region, but the heaviest snow fell across Eastern New England. The snow began falling early Monday afternoon, and most school systems had early dismissals. By early Monday night, the snow became steadier and moderate.


Most of the snow, however, fell across the eastern part of the state. Lisbon, Colchester, Norwich, and Groton received at least two feet of snow. Across southwestern Connecticut, though, many communities picked up between a half-foot and a foot of snow. Unofficially, Weston was the "winner" locally with 14 inches. Fairfield had a little more than a half-foot (6.7").


Schools were closed Tuesday for the clean-up from the storm. Fortunately, the snow was light and fluffy, making shoveling somewhat easier. Here is a map illustrating the final snowfall totals from across the region.



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