Fresh New England Snowfall on the First Day of Spring
Posted on March 20, 2015
Write-up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb
Metrological predictions of a fresh snowfall in southern New England on this, the first day of spring were accurate. Estimates range from 2 to 8 inches here in Connecticut depending on the location, the shoreline or inland near the capital city of Hartford.
Even as press releases have begun to arrive about the Travelers Championship – PGA stop each summer, the Connecticut Golf Show, and Red Sox baseball news gradually dominates the New England Sports Channel – old man winter simply is not ready to say good-bye, in what has been a season of many, many snowstorms and record accumulation in nearby Boston, MA.
On a day when light weight jackets would typically have been enough, turtlenecks, corduroys and wool sweaters were still being worn.
In a NBC Connecticut interview last night with the state Department of Transportation it was noted today’s expected snowfall would likely cost as much as $2 million more to clear in an already costly snow removal year. However, for independent snow plow drivers it has clearly been a good year.