Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snowy Solstice

The winter solstice came in with a bang last night, bringing with it a storm that dumped more than a foot of snow here and over 20-inches just to our east. This storm had a 15:1 ratio, meaning that for every inch of rain it would've produced, it pumped out 15-inches of snow. It was a good old fashioned New England snow storm and during the heaviest of it three inches of white stuff came down per hour. The shoreline took the full brunt of this one, so the northwest hills of Connecticut, where I do most of my ice fishing, will be relatively snow-free and still easy to access. Ice anglers must take extra caution checking ice conditions after a fresh snowfall, as it can cover up holes and sketchy patches. Be careful out there and have fun!

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