"Knock knock." Who's there? "Snow."

Josh Fitzpatrick, meteorologist with WSAZ TV, posts this photo (don't know who took it), with this factoid: "The deepest snow with the #blizzard of 2013 was 40" inches at Trumbull, CT! 7' foot drifts. "

Here's another shot.


  1. My parents live in Trumbull, CT. Grew up there. The last time they were in the news was when they won the Little League World Series. I imagine they won’t be mentioned again for another few decades.

    1. I believe we (Hamden, CT) have officially been declared as having the most snow in CT from this storm.

      of course, having grown up in Buffalo…

  2. Sweet jesus, here I was thinking we were getting hit hard in Utah! I hereby revoke all past winter complaints, and will take it upon myself to chide any who complain about our little flurries here.

    1. Can you explain why?  The danger of it falling off?

      (It’s unusual to get more than about 3-5cm of snow here.)

      I would have thought lots of it being melted plus the rain would be more of a problem (flooding).

      1. Two reasons: First, water weighs a lot, and snow is made of water. Especially wet snow, such as snow with a layer of rain mixed in. Roofs can collapse (apparently there have already been two cow fatalities this weekend due to barn collapses.)

        Also, too much melting snow on a roof can create ice dams, where ice gets in the way of drainage and the water instead finds new ways to flow downward (generally under shingles and through walls.)

        We have a gently-sloped roof on a part of our house, and shoveled most of the snow off yesterday to avoid this sort of thing.

  3. The home in the picture belongs to Jennifer Buchanan, according to Science Friday’s Feb 9 post on their Facebook timeline (/scifri)

  4. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen fallen snow, even in very high drifts, compacted quite so tightly as this…

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