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Brookfield Records Least Snowfall in Fairfield County

Snow totals reported to the National Weather Service show Brookfield got it easy.

Photo Credit: Aaron Boyd
Photo Credit: Aaron Boyd
According to information submitted to the National Weather Service (NWS) for 13 towns in Fairfield County, Brookfield got the least amount of snowfall in yesterday’s storm.

As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, a trained spotter reported 3.8 inches had accumulated in Brookfield.

Spotters recorded 5.1 inches in Danbury at the same time and over 10 inches in shoreline towns of Greenwich, Stamford and New Canaan.

How many inches built up in your yard Tuesday, Brookfield?
Matt Spies January 22, 2014 at 06:14 PM
Well... If there's one thing that I've learned over the past 3 months on the Patch, and that is if you do something that puts this town in an unfavorable light, own up to it! So, I'm owning up to it. I'm the one who went outside, last night, and measured that county-low amount 3.8" of snow and reported same to our National Weather Service Forecast Office. Measuring snowFALL is different than measuring snow DEPTH. It involves finding an area away from the buildings and the trees, and use a board, not the grass or pavement Take an average of a few measurements and don't wait for the snow to settle and sink. For more data on yesterday's snow event, an excellent graphic is here https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=765653876797263&set=a.188187191210604.50415.177148895647767&type=1&theater For more data on the rainfall/snowfall amounts I record in town throughout the year, you can look here http://www.cocorahs.org
Michael G January 22, 2014 at 11:20 PM
Thanks Matt. It's interesting to learn where the weather readings come from and how they are taken.
Don Cam January 23, 2014 at 09:58 AM
"Only" 3.8 inches of snow - Is that why side streets in The Shores are left with packed down snow? Did we run out of salt or just waiting for it to melt?
Becky Carvell January 23, 2014 at 04:39 PM
Don Cam, I believe it is too cold for salt to be effective.
John Hawley January 23, 2014 at 05:44 PM
Salt is effective down to about 20 degrees. At that temp, it takes about 20 minutes to embed itself to begin to melt packed snow/ice. If you add liquid calcium chloride, it is effective down to about zero.

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