Dr. Mel's Connecticut Climate Book

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Hot and humid, crisp and cold, or frigid and icy, the climate affects everything from what we wear to what we grow and what kind of work we do. In Dr. Mel’s Connecticut Climate Book, beloved Connecticut meteorologist “Dr. Mel” Goldstein explains how the weather in the state changes from season to season, and how weather and climate work together. The book also delivers a fascinating account of Connecticut’s weather history covering the past three centuries. Blizzards, cold waves, thunderstorms, tornadoes, ...
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Overview

Hot and humid, crisp and cold, or frigid and icy, the climate affects everything from what we wear to what we grow and what kind of work we do. In Dr. Mel’s Connecticut Climate Book, beloved Connecticut meteorologist “Dr. Mel” Goldstein explains how the weather in the state changes from season to season, and how weather and climate work together. The book also delivers a fascinating account of Connecticut’s weather history covering the past three centuries. Blizzards, cold waves, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and heat waves are included—documented with photographs, data plots and graphs, and meteorological explanation. This invaluable handbook showcases a variety of data and lore on Connecticut’s weather systems. Dr. Mel’s Connecticut Climate Book contains information about what to expect from each season, details and stories about Connecticut’s most famous historical storms, archival photos, and charts of temperatures and weather patterns—all in a format that is fun to read.

Ebook Edition Note: All photographic images have been redacted. Ebook does include all line art and appendixes.

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It was fate that made Dr. Mel Goldstein a professional meteorologist. Growing up in Swampscott, Massachusetts, he quickly learned that weather was a constant topic of conversation. Thousands of chats and two academic degrees later, he became the chief meteorologist for Connecticut's News Channel 8. This slot has gained a huge daily audience and awards; in fact, Connecticut Magazine has named Goldstein the best on-air meteorologist in the state for nine consecutive years. With this book, "Dr. Mel" provides a nice regional follow-up to his 1999 Complete Idiot's Guide to Weather.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819568397
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • Publication date: 9/14/2009
  • Series: Garnet Books
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,437,110
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

DR. MEL GOLDSTEIN has been best known as the chief meteorologist for News Channel 8 in Connecticut, and is the author of the Complete Idiot's Guide to Weather (1999). Connecticut Magazine selected Goldstein as the “Best In Connecticut On-Air Meteorologist” for 9 consecutive years, and he was recently inducted into their Hall of Fame. The National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences recently presented Goldstein with their twenty-five-year Silver Circle Award for performance and public service.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
What Is Climate?
Now, for Connecticut
Winter’s Fury
Winters of Yesteryear
Winter of the New Age
The Most Powerful Storm on Earth
Tornadoes—Dorothy Would Be at Home
Floods—When It Rains, It Pours
Getting Steamed!
Climates Made to Be Broken
Appendixes – A. Daily/Monthly Station Normals, 1971–2000: Minimum/Maximum Temperatures
B. Daily/Monthly Station Normals, 1971–2000: Average Temperature/Heating Degree Days
C. Daily/Monthly Station Normals, 1971–2000: Cooling Degree Days/Total Precipitation
D. Daily Climate Extremes
E. Snow Totals and Freeze Date Probabilities, 1971–2000
Index
About the Author
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