Feb 192015

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Wind chills

freezingOh, the weather outside is brutal, and if you must go out, make sure you’re dressed properly from head to toe (and then some).

Meteorologist Kevin Arnone says we are in for some record breaking frigid temperatures.

Click on this LINK or the Weather Tab above for his report.

Please bundle up and be safe out there, and don’t forget to let your pets inside.

Feb 012015

Snow-Day(1)The Amity Region 5 and Orange elementary schools are CLOSED Monday, Feb. 2 (Groundhog Day) due to the impending snow/ice storm. 

If You CAN stay home tonight, please do. The beer will taste just as good at home and you won’t have to drive.

Everyone stay safe and warm during this next blast of winter.

Jan 312015

Kevin Arnone

Kevin Arnone

When Orange Live opened for business in May 2012, Kevin Arnone joined us as our weather forecaster.

His predictions were always incredibly accurate and he gained quite a following.

Since, Kevin realized his lifelong dream and became affiliated with WTNH-8, but had to give up his own site since it was a conflict of interest.

Our Weather Tab at the top of the page was linked to his website, which he hasn’t updated in a very long time. So we changed the link to his Weather Facebook page, which is nearly always up-to-date.

At times like this when snowstorms, high winds and other hazardous weather are threatening the area, it’s nice to know that you can access a trusted meteorologist with just the click of a tab here on Orange Live.

We welcome Kevin’s updates back to our site and we’re proud to share this Orange native’s expertise with YOU.

Jan 252015

Meteorologist Kevin Arnone

Meteorologist Kevin Arnone

Meteorologist Kevin Arnone was Orange Live’s own personal weather expert for a couple of years, but now he is a big part of the WTNH family.

Although they don’t give him much face time, you can see Kevin’s weather stories on WXEdge.

Here’s what he has to say about the impending snowstorm.

Sep 092014

20140909_012007_resizedThe Full Corn Moon lived up to its name last night, peeking from behind the clouds to illuminate the earth.

The most amazing thing about this full moon event though, was the appearance of the clouds at around 1:30 a.m.

If anyone can identify these cotton ball-like clouds, I’d appreciate knowing more about them.

Meteorologist Kevin Arnone, can you help?


Mar 232014

Meteorologist Kevin Arnone

Meteorologist Kevin Arnone

If you are sick of the snow you may like Meteorologist Kevin Arnone‘s latest update:

I am sure a lot of you have heard the talk with a potential storm for mid-week next week. So far the 12Z NAM, GFS and GEM have shifted this storm east, showing barely snow for CT. The 00Z Euro from last night still had moderate accumulations. 
Waiting for the latest 12Z Euro to come out which will be in a few hours to confirm but it seems to me that this trend will be taking this snowstorm out to sea. We may luck out.

I will have more details later today but if you hate snow then consider yourself lucky!

Mar 222014

Snowfall059Meteorologist Kevin Arnone posted this forecast late last night:

We will have a mild day on Saturday in which we can reach mid 50’s and maybe even 60 if we have more sun than clouds. However a chance for an afternoon shower after 2 PM.

Temps will drop for Sunday as we will only be in the lower 40’s and once again drop for Monday as we return to the mid 30’s.

Now all focus is on Tuesday and Wednesday as the models have been hinting at a storm for the past few days now. I must say the last 3 times the models have hinted at something far out, they have all went out to sea, but this time the EURO, GEM and GFS are all pretty consistent with one another.

Still 5 days out, but something that I will be watching over the weekend. Storm impact would be later in the day on Tuesday into Wednesday morning and yes it will be snow. However this time of the year it’s hard for snow to stick to the surface due to sun angle but the impacts of this storm are at night, so that won’t be a problem.

Below are the 3 models which show this storm. Left shows the EURO, right shows the GEM and bottom is the GFS. All three are consistent with placement and timing. Usually this doesn’t happen 5 days out. GEM has this storm bombing out with a pressure of 961 MB. That’s CAT 1 Hurricane Status.


Feb 172014

More Snow News from our Meteorologist Kevin Arnone.

Well here we are again forecasting yet another snowstorm.

I believe this is number 15 for the year! But hey who’s counting?

I’ll skip all the fluff and get right down to business.

Snow will begin early Tuesday morning 5 – 8 a.m. SW CT will see it first and then it will fill in for the rest of the state.

Heaviest of the snow will be 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and it’s all out of here by 4 – 5 p.m. ending as light flurries.

Most of the state will see 2 – 4 Inches.

Extreme SE CT will be little less due to the issue of mixing, I’m going 1-2 for you guys, and parts of NW and NE CT I’m bumping you up to 3-6 inches.

Map is below!

Feb 122014

Brace yourselves, here’s the latest from our Meteorologist Kevin Arnone.

Lets get right down to business and skip all theweather model talk.

Snow will begin 2-4 a.m. Thursday morning.   Flurries possible as early as midnight. By the time most of us wake up 7-9 a.m. expect 2-4 inches on the ground.

As the storm center approaches closer during the afternoon on Thursday warmer air will come with it.

The SE corner of the State and possibly parts of the immediate shoreline will turn over to a mix; this is because the winds will be coming off the Atlantic Ocean and warm up the surface.

The exact timing of this is still up in the air but a rough estimate will be between 12-5 p.m. By the time the switch over occurs most of the state will have 3-6 inches on the ground exception being SE CT, 2-4 for you guys.

The rain/snow line will try and push NW during the afternoon, but (AS OF NOW) I believe the cold air will win out for the rest of the state and stay as an all snow event.

I am expecting a break in the action from 5-8 p.m., very light precip or nothing at all in some locations.  Even though some of us may switch over to a mix briefly, a second burst of snow 8-10 p.m. we are all back to snow again for the remainder of the storm.

An additional 3-6 inches will fall in this second burst for inland areas.  Shore and SE CT will be towards the lower end of that!

Snow will continue through the night and end 4-7 a.m. Friday morning.

The chance of flurries and blowing snow will continue through Friday morning.  I expect schools to be closed both Thursday and Friday!

I also want to point out that this is a prettypowerful storm; winds gusts will be between 35-45 MPH.  Also add on the fact that the snow will be very heavy.  It could be a recipe for many power outages.