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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Saturday Snow Arrives but Doesn’t Stick Around Long

Saturday Snow Arrives but Doesn’t Stick Around Long
By Mike Lauterborn
(for Fairfield Citizen News)

Fairfield, CT – Snow arrived in the overnight period as forecast but you had to be quick to catch sight of any accumulations Saturday morning. By 9 a.m., a dusting had mostly disappeared and any flurries that continued to fall rapidly liquefied as they made contact with ground surfaces.

Locals had buzzed about and braced for up to three inches of snow along the shoreline, as predicted by the National Weather Service and regional meteorologists. But above-freezing air temperatures made it impossible for the fluffy stuff to stick around. The precipitation falling Saturday was of the wet variety and only served to make roadways a little slick, barely affecting traffic flow around town.

The flurrying also didn’t deter joggers, walkers and dog owners from making their usual rounds. They were sparsely dotted around the area, following their routes along side streets and along the beach.

With a warming trend forecast for the week ahead, it continued to seem to many as if Winter had decided to quietly pass on through, much in contrast to the brutal season – marked by heavy continual snowfalls – that we experienced last year.

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