CT SNOW TOTALS: Snowstorm was a bust in Shelton, but not upstate

Shelton residents waited for the predicted snow to fall on Wednesday, but for the most part it never came. Instead, heavy rain — combined with some sleet and a few snowflakes here and there — fell during the day and early evening in most parts of the city.

Significant snow accumulation was minimal south of Interstate 84 in Connecticut, but the story was different in the northern part of the state. More than a half foot fell in northern Litchfield County, and many towns off Route 8 north of Waterbury received plenty of snow.

Still, the storm on the day before Thanksgiving  — often trumpeted as perhaps the busiest travel day of the year — was essentially a bust in Shelton

Snow totals around the state

Here are some state Department of Transportation snow totals from around the state for the Wednesday storm. The official measurements were taken at 3 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday):

North Canaan — 7 inches   (on the Massachusetts border)

Litchfield — 5.5 inches

Winchester — 5 inches   (close to the Massachusetts border)

Thomaston — 4 inches

East Granby — 3 inches   (near Hartford)

Danbury — 2.25 inches

Beacon Falls — 1.75 inches

Southbury — 1.25 inches

Farmington — 1 inch   (near Hartford)

New Canaan — 1 inch

Waterbury — 1 inch

Union — 0.75 inches   (northeastern Connecticut)

Darien — none

Milford — none

New Haven — none