It's Saturday, February 10, 2024, and it hit 56 degrees in Torrington today. While I was out enjoying this beautiful day, the first perennials - daffodil and hyacinths have sprouted up from the cold ground. Did you get your first flash of Spring Fever like I did? Relax, of course there's snow on the way within the next 48 hours.

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I'm still riding high off the excitement of Chuckles and Punxsutawney Phil's coordinated effort of an early Spring for us in 2024, and then I turned on my tv. All of the Connecticut news stations have gone into full-hype-mode: We're going from almost 60 degrees today, to a Winter Storm Watch over the next 48 hours. From the early forecast I can cull from the National Weather Service, a Winter Storm Watch has just been issued for Litchfield County from late Monday night, February 12 through Tuesday evening. Heavy snow is possible, with early predictions of 6 to 9 inches possible, with wind gusts hauling into the 35MPH range.

It's pretty common to experience the hint of three seasons in the space of 48 hours around here. The worst that I can think of was October 28-30, 2011. It was very warm that October, so much so that the leaves on the trees were just turning color, but we went from 55 degrees to 21 degrees overnight, and were whalloped by a 'norEaster that dumped 2 feet of snow across Connecticut. We were luckier than most, the incredible amount of powerline damage brought by all of those snow-covered trees was everywhere. Some lost power for 1-2 weeks, and I remember long lines at the gas stations that were able to open.

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According to the Wilton Bulletin, the "University Archives' "Rare Signed Manuscripts, Books, Photos, and Relics" auction" is underway in Connecticut. There are hundreds of rare and historic items hitting the block. These are the kind of auction items that make it easy to romanticize our country. From JFK to Marilyn Monroe, this auction has it all. Here are 5 of my favorites. 

NOTE: The internet bidding has reportedly begun for some items and the rest will be auctioned on Feb. 21 at 10:30 a.m. 

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