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Monday, March 2, 2015

March Roars Like a Lion

March began where February left off. A snowstorm socked southwestern Connecticut with an average of a half-foot of snow Sunday. Officially, five inches of snow fell at Sikorsky Memorial Airport, tying the record for the date. However, Weston (7.5"), Darien (7"), Stamford (6"), and Fairfield (6") received at least a half-foot of snow. Here is the official report from the National Weather Service.

The five inches at Bridgeport brought the season total to 46.1" which is more than double the normal amount (22.4") through March 1. However, it still paled in comparison to last year's amount of 56.5" through the same date. It was also the 17th day in the last 29 since February 1st with at least a trace of snow at Bridgeport.