Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mixed bag

The latest storm to impact the northeast is bringing a mixed bag of precipitation to Connecticut. While we started as snow, all of the state transitioned to sleet, freezing rain, and then plain rain after anywhere from one to several inches of snow and a few tenths of an inch of ice in some spots. Upper layers warmed quickly while surface temperatures, especially in the Connecticut River valley, held to below freezing for quite some time longer. That is how you get freezing rain. And again Friday looks like it could be another big all-snow event...

Today reminded me of this video I shot back in 2009 of birds coming to my yard and feeders during a storm that gave us even more freezing rain. Be safe out there!

Ice Storm Birds from Connecticut Audubon Society.

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