Tag Archives: winter

Choosing Slides

Friday was a formidable day. Dervishes of powder whipped across the ground. Bare branches creaked like haunted house doors. The cold air burned. But the sun was out, and so were dozens of kids…

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Positives and Negatives

East Shore Park, New Haven, CT

A photo essay.

Return, if you will, to a moment before a foot or more of snow had blanketed New Haven’s already frigid earth…

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Shedding Light

East Shore Park, New Haven, CT

The sun will set at 4:25 p.m. in New Haven today.

It’s the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, though it doesn’t have the earliest sunset. That already occurred on December 7, at 4:22 and change. …

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Warm and Fuzzy

Hot Spiced Wine at Cave à Vin, New Haven, CT

It isn’t officially winter yet, but it should still feel more like winter than it does. Even Saturday’s snowfall was followed by a melty, muggy day.

Fortunately, local watering holes have proceeded on schedule…

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Layer Up

Baby, it’s cold outside.

For you and me, that means new layers—coats over fleeces, scarves under hats, long johns-padded pants. …

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Snow Job

Snow on the New Haven Green

How can it be, that New Haven’s December is so warm?

Answers: Climate changeEl Niño. Even the “polar vortex,” which was last harsh winter’s bogeyman, is keeping the moment’s Arctic temps confined to the Arctic. …

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Storm Chasers

Like the movie, Juno the storm (a.k.a. Colbie) ended up delivering a more wholesome message than observers predicted.

Powdery, wispy and drifting…

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Hot and Cold

New Haven snowy alley downtown

It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter.

Yesterday we got dusted like a fancy old-fashioned dessert (see above). Today’s forecast is in the 20s and teens, feeling lower thanks to wind gusts up to 40…

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Best in Snow

Downtown New Haven after snow

Snow absorbs sound.

That’s one reason the world takes on a pleasing, preternatural quiet during and after snowfall. Sonic waves that would normally find ways into your ear canals never actually make it,…

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Go with the Snow

Snow in New Haven

There’s a new exhibit at the Yale Center for British Art which interprets artist John Constable’s cloud studies and landscape paintings by reducing them to their essential colors and basic geometric shapes.

That exhibit bears striking resemblance to New Haven …

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