How To Get Connecticut Snowfall Totals

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This time of year there’s a steady barrage of incoming messages looking for Connecticut snowfall totals. Some folks are curious. Others want to make sure their plow contractor isn’t overcharging, or they’re plow contractors who’d like to charge more!

The info isn’t easily obtained, especially for smaller towns. If you’re looking for Connecticut snowfall totals, here’s where I go.

The most complete source is the Connecticut Department of Transportation Weather Roundup. These are collected every two hours at DOT yards across Connecticut. Because of the methodology used the cumulative snowfall total is always more than what’s actually settled on the ground.

The National Weather Service splits Connecticut between three Weather Service Forecast Offices. That makes things more difficult. You’ll have to look at all three Public Information Statements to put the info together.

Shoreline counties: National Weather Service Forecast Office, Upton, NY.

Hartford, Tolland and Windham Counties: National Weather Service Forecast Office, Taunton, MA.

Litchfield County: National Weather Service Forecast Office, Albany, NY.

Snowfall and other weather data is often critical in accidents and contract disputes. For those more exacting cases when just numbers on paper (or a screen) aren’t enough I provide forensic meteorological services for attorneys and insurance companies.

3 Responses to “How To Get Connecticut Snowfall Totals”

  1. Denese says:

    Geoff, I went to check the office in Upton, NY just to see what it looked like, and there’s only Fairfield County for Connecticut. Do you know where we can look for New Haven County?

    • Geoff Fox says:

      They are the ones that should have it. You can check back to see some earlier observations.

    • Neil S says:

      Denese,
      Click on one of the hyper-linked versions in blue, numbers 1-27 near the top of the report, and it will show you expanded information for Connecticut, including information from towns in New Haven County.

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