From the January 19th Waterbury Republican-American:
Meteorologist John J. Bagioni of Burlington calls the snow drought a "snow hole."
"It's an oddity that happens every winter somewhere," he said. "A location of below-normal snowfall is surrounded by areas of above-normal snowfall around it. So far this year it's been the Northwest Corner."
Bagioni said that normal snowfall totals, which can average 100 inches in places like Winsted, are down by as much as 75 percent in some areas. In contrast, coastal Connecticut and eastern parts of the state are above normal, he said.
One can hardly dispute this theory by looking at our yard.