Shovel Time Again: More Snow Is Headed Our Way

A winter weather advisory has been issued for most of the state Saturday, with the eastern shoreline — parts of which could see 6-8 inches of snow during the day — under a winter storm watch.

A winter weather advisory for Saturday has been issued for most of Connecticut. Credit: Julie Weisberg
A winter weather advisory for Saturday has been issued for most of Connecticut. Credit: Julie Weisberg
After Connecticut spent much of the day Friday digging itself out from under Thursday's nor'easter — more snow is headed our way.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for much of the state Saturday. The advisory will go into effect late Saturday morning and run through to early Sunday morning.

Snowfall totals for most of the state are expected to be anywhere from 2 to 5 inches with this latest weather system.

New London County, however, which was spared the worst of this week's nor'ester, looks to bear the most significant portion of Saturday's storm.

The NWS has issued a winter storm watch for the eastern shoreline, predicting the region could see snow fall rates Saturday from 1 to 2 inches per hour, with a potential for total accumulations of up to 6 to 8 inches of snow. 
Lisa Wright February 15, 2014 at 08:20 PM
If he who "has any intelligence... understands that Climate Change & Global warming are utter nonsense," then why do 97% of scientists believe it exists? They're all without intelligence? I thought they operated on logic and mounds of scientific data. I am personally not concerned with whether or not it exists - ruining the environment by burning fossil fuels, dumping waste into every crevice, etc - is bad no matter what. If it's not Climate Change that ruins us, it will be something else stemming from our lack of respect for the Earth.
Tmc February 15, 2014 at 08:45 PM
@Igor; I should've said "pre-Anne Sullivan Helen Keller"
liz February 15, 2014 at 08:46 PM
97% of scientist.? Who are these scientist, how many were polled, is this a world wide figure, or scientist that are looking for grant money, how was the question phrased? I learned a long time ago to question these polls.
liz February 15, 2014 at 08:50 PM
In the 1970's Time mag. reported that we were headed into the ice age. This is called winter.
Andrew King February 15, 2014 at 11:12 PM
97% of scientist? Where did you come up with that number? BS
drh21646 February 16, 2014 at 12:02 AM
I fully agree with the old addage that history repeats itself about every one hundred years. Personally,I believe there may be some warming. I think it is mainly near the bigger cities that keep getting bigger. Everyone knows that black absorbs heat and what are most new city roads made of? Maybe We should go back to gravel. That might even help some morons to slow down in towns and cities.
mac darc February 16, 2014 at 02:08 AM
If you have children don't move to Newtown I repeat do not move to Newtown if you have children. We don't want you and we don't care about you. Thank you Pat Llorda, Kathy and whatever your new divorce name is Kathy (smart x husband), and Dave Freedman. Oh can't forget I need to get back at Dr. Epple for bad mouthing me in a email I will run for office "Laure Roche" . We want "0" increase for education. We the people of Newtown hate education. Vote "0" increase" better yet close all schools. " THE PEOPLE OF NEWTOWN HAVE SPOKEN IF YOU HAVE SCHOOL AGE STUDENTS MOVE; IF YOU ARE THINKING OF MOVING TO NEWTOWN WE WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE MISERABLE" BOE (we only care about the taxpayer)
SuperDave February 16, 2014 at 08:09 AM
Hey mac darc, I think you are on the wrong blog. But since you have my attention, how can you possibly equate education with money? This issue is more about the endless spending on education that has proven over time to accomplish nothing. The CEA only wants more money to waste on administrators under the guise of "for the children". Not only should the increase be zero, the budget should be cut since "educators" have shown over time to waste whatever comes their way while the quality of education declines. And, haven't you noticed the population in CT is decreasing? So why does the education budget need more money?
SuperDave February 16, 2014 at 08:15 AM
Now, onto the subject at hand. This "global warming" stuff is real to an extent, but not historic or unexplainable. The earth has gone through patterns like this since the dawn of recorded time. It's the alarmist media who now had "storm teams" and all that other garbage who whip up such frenzy that gramma needs to rush out and buy as much milk and bread she can because of a 6 hour 4 inch snowfall. Come on people, it's winter. We are miserable! We live in a terrible state! But spring is right around the corner, and these vey same bloggers will complain it's too hot and attribute that to the mystical global warming.
Gerald M. Gaynor February 16, 2014 at 08:47 AM
Lisa, your belief that 97% of scientists believe in climate and change and global warming is a rather juvenile approach to the issue. If you actually believe your stat tell us how many scientists there are so that we can fact check your percentile assertion. Climates change; everyone accepts that. What is at issue is whether the draconian regulations proposed for 1/6th of the population (that would be us) is even relevant given the ongoing conduct of China and the Third World. If we want a reasonable and intelligent debate on what is happening and to what extent human conduct is responsible we need to stop confusing cause and effect. I'm fairly sure that no Cro-Magnon SUV driver was responsible for removing the glaciers from Connecticut.
Concerned Parent February 16, 2014 at 09:44 AM
I'm reminded of a TV interview a few years back. It featured a subject matter expert on weather patterns on Earth. He revealed that the Earth goes through cycles, sort of self-cleansing, and they span 20 years...20 years of natural events which are more frequent and more intense, and then a 20 lull where it subsides. It's clear we are in the first of the two cycles. Hopefully the Earth will help cleanse the minds of the intellectually retarded, because it is desperately needed.
Semmas February 16, 2014 at 10:36 AM
Global Warming - I mean Climate Change - is a made up farce to justify certain groups of people getting money to supposedly do research. I resent the fact that Danbury schools teach this to my kids. I tell my kids it's not a proven phenomenon and you can't believe everything they teach you in "public" schools. I should have put them in private school.
Steven R DeVaux February 16, 2014 at 10:46 AM
I use to think that weather was really hard to predict. They I saw the Brookfield Board of Education's year end fund balance and realize that that's even harder for the Brookfield Board of Education to predict than the weather.
C.S. February 16, 2014 at 11:15 AM
All I know is that I can't wait for the nice warm weather of spring and summer. Whose with me?
yankee February 16, 2014 at 05:00 PM
I'm with you c.s. Only around 5 more weeks to go. Maybe that will improve everyone's mood!
Tmc February 16, 2014 at 08:14 PM
These weather forecasters are useless; last night they said no snow til Tuesday. I have a inch of "partly cloudy" on my driveway right now. Morons!
John Pasnau February 16, 2014 at 09:00 PM
Gerald, I agree with you. I don't think there is any room to question weather Climate Change is happening, and I don't think there is much question that it is related to warming. The science is easy to understand. The big question is does man and our activity have much to do with it and can the changes in behavior prescribed by the powers that be reverse or even slow the trend. Personally, I don't think so. The last three "Ice Ages" were 12 thousand, 25 thousand and 38 thousand years ago. Each began and ended well before man could be held responsible. Given what we know about the timing of them, we are due for another any time now, give or take a thousand years.
John Pasnau February 16, 2014 at 09:01 PM
As for the 97% of scientists # - I have no idea where that came from, but this is to the point and interesting. http://grist.org/climate-energy/this-chart-makes-it-painfully-obvious-that-climate-deniers-are-ridiculous/
John Pasnau February 16, 2014 at 09:02 PM
This is interesting too: http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140213/chinas-plan-clean-air-cities-will-doom-climate-scientists-say
John Pasnau February 16, 2014 at 09:03 PM
Finally, I did go to private High School, not public. That is all, the new season of Wicked Tuna is starting.
Bill Fasula February 17, 2014 at 04:08 PM
It is surely a coincidence that other planetary bodies in our solar system are experiencing warming. "Warming On Jupiter, Mars, Pluto, Neptune's Moon & Earth Linked to Increased Solar Activity, Scientists Say " http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/story.html?id=551bfe58-882f-4889-ab76-5ce1e02dced7
Charlie February 17, 2014 at 06:11 PM
2007 "data" that has long since been proven to be inaccurate. But please keep trying...
Charlie February 17, 2014 at 06:24 PM
"People often ask if I believe in global warming. I now just reply with the question: 'Do you believe in gravity.'" — Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist
Bill Fasula February 19, 2014 at 07:11 AM
Charlie can you post something to back up you claims that solar system activity is inaccurate? Or do you just pontificate?
Gerald M. Gaynor February 19, 2014 at 07:24 AM
Bill, not so long ago all sane people believed that the Earth was flat and they would look askance at anyone who didn't agree with what they believed to be settled science. Charlie seems to have bought into the current lie about the debate being finished. Even NASA looks at that statement askance; especially in light of the questionable manner in which our limited climatological data has been collected and the recent exposure of some of the "greatest" climate scientists in England being exposed as frauds...
Charlie February 19, 2014 at 10:51 AM
"The solar component is real but not of sufficient magnitude to have driven most of the warming of the late 20th century" Pat Michaels, the former president of the American Association of State Climatologists, and current director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute. http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/solar_variability.html "For the last 20 to 30 years, we believe greenhouse gases have been the dominant influence on recent climate change," said Robert Cahalan, climatologist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md Think about it... even if your facts are correct and the whole solar system is heating up then why exacerbate the issue by clogging up our atmosphere with man-made gasses? Why do people work so hard to disprove climate change when there is overwhelming peer reviewed evidence that supports the theory that man is contributing to the warming (even if it is a natural phenomenon... our influence could send it over a tipping point that we may not recover from). I hear this "oh, you believe the scientists" argument... well... yes, I do! I'm not a climatologist so I rely on the scientific community to make my opinions. Would you do your own cancer research or trust the scientific community? It is fact that 97% of all PEER REVIEWED climate reports support the fact that man is contributing to climate change (aside from any natural effects). Please provide me evidence otherwise... and please do not cite the "Oregon Petition" and the 31,000 mostly bogus signatures. In my opinion this issue has become split along party lines which is so unfortunate. Who cares if you lean right or left... why destroy the earth? Did Al Gore get rich off spreading the mesage? Sure... but who cares. The message is real and needs to be spread. Glenn Beck could spread it for all I care :)
Bill Fasula February 20, 2014 at 06:39 AM
Wow, you are the king of pontification, you make a claim and then cannot back it up and then proceed to babble on anyway. The whole solar system is warming, that is a fact. Let people judge if it's a coincidence or not.
Gerald M. Gaynor February 20, 2014 at 06:54 AM
"There are lies, there are great lies and then there are statistics." Benjamin Disraeli. We now have scientific lies and distortions driven by political agendas that people who can't count to eleven with their shoes on insist are unassailable "science" in a "settled debate."
Conrad F. Heede March 01, 2014 at 08:01 AM
There is no debate about the fact that burning carbon based fuels is creating climate change. It comes down to whether or not anyone wants to pay the cost of changing the source of the energy we use. I just added more insulation to my house and bought new, highly insulated garage doors. I will replace my windows and will add solar panels in the future. I do walk or ride my bike when feasible. Electric cars only shift the burden of energy production to the oil and gas and coal companies. I want to spend limited tax dollars on alternative energies that will strategically make the USA another Saudi Arabia and create jobs here at home. I will not engage in a non debate on a false battlefield whose ground was chosen by people who do ultimately do not want to change what they do or how much it costs them to do it.
Conrad F. Heede March 01, 2014 at 08:07 AM
I also wish we had more nuclear power plants but the cost and storage of the waste creates too much political backlash and ultimately people don't care. They'd rather just complain.


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