To Plow or Not to Plow…That is the Question.

So, here we are three quarters of the way through January and we’ve yet to have a plowable snow all winter. Quite surprising for our southern New England location. I feel bad for the

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Typical Litchfield County Snow Plow

guys who plow snow for a living, but then again they are probably still living off last year’s record snowfall.

Any chance we can make it through the winter without being plowed once? Probably not, especially with storm Jonas headed in our direction even though the current forecast is for 1 to 3 inches in our neck of the woods.

So what is typical weather for January in the Litchfield area?

Average winter snowfall in the Northwestern Hills 12.3 inches
Average high temperature 32⁰ F
Record high temperature 62⁰ F on 1/19/73
Average low temperature 13⁰ F
Record low temperature -27⁰ on 1/22/61

For you weather buffs, check out these two links for interesting information about local weather:

Connecticut’s Weather Fun Facts by DEEP

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Land Based Station Data (for really serious weather geeks)

Here’s a parting thought on the positive side: it’s still possible we won’t be plowed this winter and there’s still time left to set a new record high.

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5 Responses to To Plow or Not to Plow…That is the Question.

  1. Thanks for the LOL moment with that Litchfield County plow. I assume, of course, it is operated by a chauffeur? 😉

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  2. Penny says:

    Love the photo of the snowplow! Is this what you use??? Pb

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  3. Jan says:

    David, can we get a Rolls Royce? 💕

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  4. Michele Fiscella says:

    We may not be getting the full brunt of the storm, but it will be enough to shovel. I hope you’re ready to work those older muscles! Your son-in-law says that you can borrow the snow blower anytime!

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  5. Dave Stambone says:

    Rumor has it the northwest corner and Litchfield gets snow in June too…is that true?
    Sincerely,
    – Your friends from Fairfield County.

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