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Old 01-11-2008, 06:55 PM
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We are looking into relocating to Conn from California and was wondering if the weather there is much different from Boston. I was thinking that it may slightly warmer and there may be less snow since in is a little further south and on the water. I grew up in Albany NY and don't know if I want to go back to living in a place that gets tons of snow. When do you start seeing the sun again? Thanks for the info in advance.
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Old 01-11-2008, 07:17 PM
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Depends on where you live in CT. Used to live outside Boston - lots of snow in western suburbs. Southern CT on the shore has much less snow than inland CT north of Hartford. Along coast, many winter storms bring rain or low snowfall, when inland we get 4-6 inches of snow (even more on Mass border). Summer you get the opposite effect...inland much warmer while coastal towns get the cooling effect of the water. One common theme in both MA & CT (having lived in both) - many humid days in summer...both about the same.
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Old 01-12-2008, 05:34 AM
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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Greater Boston has micro climates, as does Connecticut. Boston proper itself, the north shore to Cape Ann, and the south shore, to Plymouth to nearly the Cape Cod canal has a semi marine climate, where the influence of the Atlantic makes winters slightly milder and summers a bit less warm then areas inland. Once you go northwest and west of Boston snowfall increases.

Southeastern Connecticut, from Saybrook to the Rhode Island border, and east to southeastern Mass to Cape Cod has New England's mildest climate- not much snow in the winter on average, and temperatures in the summer 5-10 degrees cooler then average then an inland location like Hartford. Since 1990 For example Hartford located about 40 miles from Long Island sound averages 44" a snow a year, while Providence 65 miles to the east on Narragansett bay receives 25". Albany 64", and Boston 44".

Greater Boston, and most of Massachusetts (except the extreme northwest corner of the state) receive less snow then Albany. Connecticut's winters even in the NW hills are considerably milder then Albany, with less snow, and in most of the state sub zero weather is now becoming uncommon.

This week we had 3 days at 60 or better, it will be over 50 today and 40s tomorrow- turning colder for Monday with a chance of 1-3" of snow in coastal CT and 4-6" inland. Temperatures will be in the 30s.

Snowfall totals 2006-2007
BDL 24.0" (Hartford)
BOS 17.1"
PVD 15.1" (Providence)

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Old 01-12-2008, 02:43 PM
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Last year's winter saw very little snow, it isn't common for BDL to receive that little. There have been years when BDL has gotten over 100'' of snow. While uncommon it does happen. Nothing like Vermont however, where 200'' is common.

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Old 01-12-2008, 10:28 PM
Location: Northwestern Connecticut
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For the most part, CT's weather is more akin to the Hudson Valley than it is to Boston. Boston tends to be much windier too, so it feels colder. As for snow, it's pretty similar to the Hudson Valley (specifically below Albany, closer to NYC) too.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:10 AM
Location: Florida
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Default weather on SE shore

The weather here in Stonington is mostly very nice. We don't get the snow Boston gets in the winter. In the summer, it's cool here near the shore. Most people think it's great but I am ready to head south to North Florida. House going on market soon. Good luck to you!
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