A Positive Change To Orange Live’s Weather Tab When You Need It Most

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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.

Where Did The Fall-Like Weather Go?

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Sep 112013

The return of hot humid weather til the weekend.

The return of hot humid weather til the weekend.

Our meteorologist Kevin Arnone posted his latest weather forecast.

Wednesday: High 83-85. P. Sunny, Humid. SW 5-10 mph

Wednesday Night: Low 68-71. Cloudy. SW 5-15 mph

Thursday: High 87-91. T-Storms, Humid. SW 15-20 mph

Thursday Night: Low 69-70. Few Clouds. NW 5-10 mph

Friday: High 80-82. P. Sunny. NW 10-15 mph

Friday Night: Low 59-60. Few Clouds. NW 10-15 mph

Saturday: High 69-71. M. Sunny. NW 10-15 mph

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect Until 9 P.M.

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Jul 202013

severe-thunderstorm-watchThis is a severe weather watch as described by Meteorologist Mike Cameron and Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest on www.wfsb.com.

Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening; the Storm Prediction Center has included much of Connecticut in a “slight risk” for severe thunderstorms.  These storms could produce damaging wind and hail in addition to frequent cloud-to-ground lightning.

Storms that have already fired in Litchfield County have brought trees down onto power lines.  These storms are also be capable of producing blinding downpours, since the atmosphere is overloaded with moisture.

The cold front will move off to the south and east of New England Saturday night and Sunday.  That means the air will turn drier and a little cooler.  Sunday will be seasonably warm for a change with highs in the mid to upper 80s.  While that is not exactly refreshing, it will feel much better outside.  Sunday will feature a mix of clouds and sunshine with a chance for a stray shower or two.

The 5th  heat wave of the year is not in sight, at least for now.  Daytime highs will be in the 80s most if not all of next week.  There will be a frontal boundary lurking off the coast of New England and it could come close enough from time to time to bring showers to Connecticut.  In fact, we could get a pretty good soaking Monday night or Tuesday as a wave of low pressure forms on the front.  Lawns and gardens across the state could probably use a good soaking right about now since they have endured a full week of high heat.

Here is an update on this hot July…through today, July 19th, the average temperature for this month is 80.7 degrees at Bradley International.  If this month ended today, it would be by far the hottest July on record!  The existing record average temperature is 77.1 degrees, which was set in July 2010 and July 1994.  If July ended today it would also be the all-time hottest month on record….not just for July, but for any summer month!

We’ve now had 18 days (not including today) this year with a high temperature of at least 90 degrees at Bradley International.  By the time this heat wave is over that number will likely climb to 19 days.  The all-time record for a given year is 38 days of 90+ degree heat and that was set in 1983.  We still have a long way to go before this summer is over, but that will be a tough record to beat!

Keep your eye to the sky and tune into www.wfsb.com.


Kevin Prepares Us For Inclement Weather Before Going On Yet Another Vacation

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Mar 052013

Screen shot 2013-03-05 at 11.34.42 PMMeteorologist Kevin Arnone loves forecasting weather just about as much as he loves going on vacation.

Even as he packs his bags, he still took time to file this report so we would be ready for what’s to come. Here’s what he has to say:

This will be my last update for the storm as well as for the week.  I am on vacation until the 16th of March and will not be able to update my website.  I am going on a cruise and I am lucky enough to leave out of New York in which I will be experiencing some monster waves from this nor’easter. I am forecasting 20-30 ft waves!!!! I will try and take pictures for the website.  Would you believe that I missed the Blizzard because I was in Vegas and now I’m missing this storm  🙁

After this storm passes which will be during the day on Friday the next shot of rain will be on Monday/Tuesday on next week.  The 11th and 12th. Hopefully it doesn’t change LOL!

OK now on the nor’easter. Rain/Snow showers will start as early as noon. However I don’t expect to see anything steady falling in CT until after 5 PM in which it will start snowing for the entire state of CT.  Snow will continue throughout the overnight hours as well as the wind will pick up a lot, check below to see how fast the wind will roar in your town.

Two high tide cycles during this storm may lead to moderate flooding on the coasts, check below to see if you live in those towns.  Expect power outages and tree damage.  Under my advertisements tab you can check out two landscaping companies that will plow your driveway or business as well as tend to any storm damage you may have. Let them know you saw their ad on CTForecast.  The strongest winds and heaviest snow will occur during the overnight hours on Wednesday!

As far as during the day on Thursday is concerned, winds will still be strong but the precipitation will be very light and little to no accumulation will be added on.  Mostly light snow inland and a mix/rain on the shore.  The AM commute will be very slippery, please leave yourself extra time in the morning.  Most of the snow accumulation will fall Wednesday Night.  Lingering snow/rain showers will continue until early Friday morning, but no accumulation is expected.

Please everyone be safe, and I will be back on March 16th to continue forecasting the weather!

Check out the weather maps below for a better understanding of what Kevin is expecting for us.

Kevin Arnone: Out To Sea Or Direct Hit? What Will Storm Track Bring?

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Mar 042013

White Out Conditions

Let’s hope we don’t anything like this on Wednesday.

Our Meteorologist Kevin Arnone submitted his latest forecast regarding a nasty storm heading this way. Will it be Track 1 or Track 2? 

Orange Live: I vote for Track 1

The latest 00Z Euro on Monday has the storm going out to sea, but strong winds and coastal flooding will still be in the forecast for Wednesday night/Thursday even if the EURO is right. (Canada and NAM Model agree with Euro). The latest 00Z GFS on Monday has a direct impact for CT where we could see significant amount of snow, wind and flooding.  Very powerful Nor’ easter if this plays out.

At this point there are two possible storm tracks, the models really have been all over the place concerning the storm.  The exact placement isn’t know yet because the models have been flip flopping quite a bit, but I can tell you with confidence that this monster storm will surely develop and depending on the exact track could mean major problems for CT Wednesday/Thursday.

Track 1 would mean the storm goes out to sea and at most here in CT we would see clouds, flurries, wind and minor coastal flooding. Track 2 would mean storm impacts CT where we would see typical Nor’easter weather, heavy snow, strong winds and coastal flooding!

Are You Ready For Winter Weather?

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Dec 282012

Our Meteorologist Kevin Arnone offers this forecast for the weekend.

A coastal storm will impact CT Saturday beginning between 11AM and 1PM.

From the latest data, it looks to be an all snow event beginning Saturday Afternoon and going into Saturday night ending a little after midnight.

One concern I have about this storm is that the upper atmosphere will be very cold along with the surface temps.  This means that the liquid to snow ratio will be very high. So it won’t take very much liquid water to accumulate snow.

We can see ratios above 15:1, which means every inch of water, would equal 15 inches of snow.

Below is my first call with the snow totals!