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Surprise Snow!

Ok, we weren't expecting this either!

Following a spring-like day where temperatures reached above 40 degrees yesterday, we awoke to find snow! Branford Schools are closed today. 

The National Weather Service forecasts periods of rain, snow, and sleet, becoming all rain after noon for Branford today. Highs are expected near 40 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent with daytime snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible. 

While the white stuff lasts, grab your camera and shoot the view from your frontdoor! This could be (fingers crossed) the last snow of this winter! 

Weather Look Ahead:

Tonight: Showers, mainly before midnight. Low around 35. North wind between 8 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. 

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Breezy, with a west wind between 21 and 24 mph, with gusts as high as 48 mph. 

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 26. West wind between 13 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. 

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 41. Northwest wind between 10 and 14 mph. 

Steve from SAAC February 24, 2012 at 03:51 PM
The snow provided a good excuse to get outside and snap a few photos this morning--and since there was a huge tree that fell recently, I incorporated that into my shots. I'm a little surprised that Branford cancelled school completely today--though I am sure the kids are not too unhappy. From what I heard, Guilford went with a 90 minute delayed start.
Nicole Ball February 24, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Thanks for the photos Steve! Nice to document the town around us. I think a lot of people were surprised to hear that Branford cancelled school today. Hamlet Hernandez is usually the last one to cancel!
Steve from SAAC February 24, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Thanks Nicole! That was supposed to read "tidal marsh" (not "march"), by the way. I think it's also worth reiterating kudos on the super response by CL&P on this local power outage. I know I was among those who were not too happy about having been w/o power for nearly a full week back in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, and said so. From what I could see, they really attacked and solved this problem quickly. And a well-deserved tip of the hat to Branford Public Works also, for the support they also obviously provided (though I didn't actually see them at work--I guess it must've been later on Wednesday evening, and perhaps on Thursday during the day--their orange cones were my signal that they were there). As far as school closings, perhaps the administrators felt a tiny bit bad for having taken away most of the vacation week that should have been in effect for the kids (their "official" days off this week were Monday and Tuesday only). I know a lot of families' Florida trip plans had to get cancelled or at least modified this year because of this school schedule alteration.
Dottie Packer February 25, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Nicole, YOU ARE THE BEST NEIGHBOR EVER!!! LOVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD PHOTOS!!! DOTTIE
SolarPete February 25, 2012 at 01:18 PM
A winter wonder land wonder how all the new buds on the trees and plants are enjoying this spring weather?
Martha Bradshaw November 08, 2012 at 03:02 PM
How many inches of snow fell in Branford?
Nicole Ball November 08, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Hey Martha, I am not sure... I'd venture to say between 2 and 6... I'm trying to find a local total. Believe it or not, it's not that easy to find.
sam November 08, 2012 at 05:43 PM
http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=OKX&product=PNS
Nicole Ball November 08, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Thank you Sam!

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