Sam Kantrow, WTNH News 8

Sam Kantrow

WTNH News 8

New Haven, CT, United States

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Past articles by Sam:

Passing Showers Today

The clouds will continue to fill in this morning. The umbrellas will be up and down today as we will see a few passing showers. With the clouds and showers, expect a cooler afternoon with highs in the low 60s. We’ll keep showers in the forecast this evening and overnight. By tomorrow morning, things should […] → Read More

Dos and don’ts when warming up your car, de-icing your windshield this winter

Dealing with an icy windshield and a freezing cold car can be such a pain, especially when you’re rushing out the door for your morning commute. → Read More

News 8 Now – November 18th afternoon update

News 8's Sam Kantrow has today's top stories and what to expect for your weather forecast. → Read More

Owner of Bishop’s farm ‘branches’ out to offer only locally-grown CT cranberries

Deep in the woods of Killingworth exits a one-of-a-kind enterprise in Connecticut. The state's only commercial cranberry farm and bog. → Read More

How you can prepare your garden for this season’s first frost

It’s still Summer, but tonight could be the first night of the season where parts of the state see frost. → Read More

Annual Connecticut Fall foliage forecast 2019

This past year, the colors were delayed, and weren't as vibrant as they could have been but will this year be the same? Thankfully it won't be! → Read More

Yes, your child still needs sunscreen in September

School is back in session, but the weather is still on summer break. → Read More

The science behind studying mosquitoes this season

In case you didn't realize, mosquito season is in full swing, and thanks to a very wet spring, the population is through the roof. → Read More

Springtime allergies return as weather warms up

As we transition from winter to spring, we also transition from winter's flu season to people suffering from springtime allergies. → Read More

On this day, the blizzard of 1888 swept Connecticut off its feet

In Sam Kantrow's lifetime, the worst snowstorm he can recall is the blizzard of 2013. Cars were buried across the state, and outside of his house in Hamden, over three feet of snow fell. → Read More

Preventing Frozen Pipes

If you've ever had a pipe freeze in your house, you know that the cost to repair them can be hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Well we've got below freezing temps in the forecast and I've got some way that you can spend only a couple dollars that will help save you thousands. → Read More

Connecticut plow drivers still waiting for winter weather

It's the middle of January and there is still no snow on the ground. That is causing plow drivers to sit around and wait, and the snowblowers to sit around and collect dust. → Read More

National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down in New Canaan on Tuesday

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in New Canaan on Tuesday. → Read More

How to escape a rip current

For many, beach season is the best season. But for hundreds of unassuming swimmer, danger lurks in the water. → Read More

Tuesday marks 29th anniversary of devastating 1989 Hamden tornado

29 years ago on this exact date, my love for weather began. But if you were or you know a Hamden or New Haven resident that was in the area on this date, they'll probably tell you it was one of the worst storms they've ever seen. → Read More

Powering a farm by using the sun

By harnessing the power of the sun, one Connecticut farm is saving itself tens of thousands of dollars while doing its part to help save the environment. → Read More

It is too late to seed your lawn?

Early spring and early fall. Those are the typical times of the year that you think about planting grass seed. → Read More

What are you REALLY allergic to?!

You know, this is one of the best times of the year where you can just sit out on a bench and enjoy being out in Mother Nature. But there is nothing enjoyable about the sneezing and coughing that comes with the suffering from allergies that many people around Connecticut have to deal with. → Read More

Preventing mosquito bites as warmer weather rolls in

Moisture and heat...That is the perfect breeding ground for insects and mosquitoes. → Read More

Naugatuck River being re-stocked with fish after sewage spill

A sure sign of spring here, the stocking of fish in rivers and lakes across Connecticut and in one community you'll have the opportunity to do some fishing very soon, and you don't even need a permit. → Read More