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Science Beat: Students dreaming of a ‘White Christmas’, but past research says snow is unlikely

Science Beat: Students dreaming of a ‘White Christmas’, but past research says snow is unlikely

As winter approaches, many are hoping for snow this upcoming holiday. For residents in Storrs, however, it is unclear if the University of Connecticut will have a white Christmas, said Xiusheng Yang, a UConn professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment and director of the Connecticut State Climate Center.

UConn cancels classes on Thursday in wake of winter storm

UConn cancels classes on Thursday in wake of winter storm

The University of Connecticut cancelled all classes starting after 3:30 p.m. on all campuses on Thursday. 

The cancellation came after forecasts of inclement weather that began on Thursday afternoon and continued into Thursday night. 

The university has thousands of people coming and going around 3:30, including staff members leaving for the day, commuters and faculty arriving for late class and students walking around campus, according to University Spokesperson Stephanie Reitz. 

Pattern of Wednesday nor’easters entirely coincidental, UConn professor says

Pattern of Wednesday nor’easters entirely coincidental, UConn professor says

Several inches of snow are expected today as the state of Connecticut braces for the fourth nor’easter to take aim at the state in just three weeks.  The timing of all these Wednesday storms is purely coincidental, said University of Connecticut School of Physics assistant professor Dr. Marina Astitha, who studies extreme weather event prediction.