A University of Connecticut climate scientist confirms that more intense and more frequent severe rainstorms will likely continue as temperatures rise due to global warming, despite some observations that seem to suggest otherwise.
In a research paper appearing this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, UConn civil and environmental engineering professor Guiling Wang […]
More than 6.8 million homes on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are at potential risk of damage from hurricane storm surge inundation with a total reconstruction cost value of more than $1.5 trillion, according to a new analysis by CoreLogic. Connecticut, which has felt the brunt of major east coast storms in recent years, ranks […]
The Connecticut Insurance Department recovered approximately $6 million for policyholders and taxpayers in 2015, helping individuals and families with their claims and complaints. The total dollar amount of the recoveries declined for the third consecutive year, down from a high of $8.7 million in 2012, $7.4 million in 2013 and $6.3 million in 2014.
With wind chills hovering well below zero and snow and ice piled high just about everywhere, it is a tough season for joggers and walkers.
The dangers of trudging along snow snarled streets is plainly evident, and every so often tragedy reminds us of the degree of danger.
Just over two decades ago, at age 33, […]
Among the meteorologists reporting on the Blizzard of 2015 on Connecticut’s local television stations are Dan Amarante and Sam Kantrow, who began their careers as student meteorologists-in-training at Western Connecticut State University and now can be seen on FOX Connecticut and NewsChannel 8. Amarante has lived in Connecticut his entire life, growing up in Cheshire, and graduated from Western […]
Is Connecticut in for another Blizzard of ’78? For those old enough to remember, there has been nothing like it since. The blizzard shut down the state of Connecticut and much of New England – roads, businesses, schools, just about everything. The legendary storm is not only vivid in memories – it has been the subject […]
For weather experts and enthusiasts, all roads lead to Danbury on Saturday. The Fifth Tri-State Weather Conference will be held on from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Science Building on the mid-town campus of Western Connecticut State University on White Street in Danbury.
The conference is presented by the Meteorology Program […]
Hurricane Sandy, which hit Connecticut and the Northeast in October 2012, produced the 3rd costliest insured loss in the past 43 years, according to data compiled by Swiss Re and reported by Bloomberg.
Half of the 15 costliest catastrophes since 1970 have occurred in the past 10 years. The analysis methodology, going back to 1970, […]
The forecast calls for snow Sunday night into Monday morning, and with it comes the possibility of school cancellations. Whether or not students receive a snow day – in Connecticut and across the country – has everything to do with where they live, more than the depth of the snowfall.
Connecticut, more […]
The coldest temperature ever officially recorded in the State of Connecticut is -32 degrees, which occurred on February 16, 1943, in the rural town of Falls Village, located in northwestern Connecticut, about 50 miles from Hartford.
The average Connecticut temperature is 31 degrees in December, 26 degrees in January and 28 […]
It will get worse, not better, for shoreline residents and businesses in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey within range of the Atlantic Ocean. That’s the likely scenario based on newly completed research by a team of geoscientists who are predicting that the New Jersey shore will likely experience a sea-level rise — […]
As the summer beach season moves into full swing, Save the Sound, a program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment, is calling attention to the number of days that Connecticut beaches had to be closed, or were under public advisories during 2012 due to environmental or related factors.
The Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) annual […]
With “historic” levels of snow predicted by some local meteorologists for Friday and Saturday, it is natural to look back at an unforgettable February snowfall in the state 35 years ago this week. The Blizzard of ’78 is legendary not only in the amount and intensity of the snow and wind, but in other impacts […]
It was really never in doubt. March of 2012 was a historic month of weather. In Connecticut, there were record high temperatures in all regions of the state and the temperature actually reached 80° at Bradley International Airport! The average high temperatures were a stunning 4-5 degrees higher […]