Snowbanks top light poles, rival icebergs
(Posted to Fairfield.Patch.com 1/24)
By Mike Lauterborn
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Fairfield, CT – If you’ve been out and about town, you’ve seen them. Massive mounds of snow taking on iceberg proportions and transforming local landscapes into lunar horizons. Most did not occur naturally but are the result of the bulldozing and plowing of snow accumulations received over the past month.
You are likely to encounter them at retail centers, schools and other public venues that have adjacent parking lots. Like space boulders, they contain rock and debris and are frozen through and through. Unless there’s a defined and long-lasting thaw in the near future, expect to see these behemoths well into April, particularly if current arctic temperatures hold and additional snowfall arrives.
To that regard, the National Weather Service calls for a high of only 14 degrees today, a 30% chance of snow on Tuesday and an 80% chance of a snow and sleet mix, accompanied by gusts as high as 29 m.p.h., on Wednesday. New precipitation amounts of between 1 and 2 inches are possible by Wednesday night.
Think warm thoughts Fairfielders and keep your earmuffs, shovels and snowscrapers at the ready. Old Man Winter’s going to be sticking around a while.