The Snowtober storm of October 29th, 2011 would have been a historic storm in any month, but with 12-18 inches of snow falling across the region in late October, it became the most damaging winter storm of my lifetime. Snow began Saturday morning, covering roads faster than forecast. Despite the October date, snow had very little trouble sticking. By mid afternoon, the storm was only increasing in intensity, and trees were beginning to get heavy under the snowpack. By 5PM, power outages were becoming widespread across Greater Danbury. I remember opening my window later that night and hearing a constant chorus of tree branches snapping. It was one right after another, with all other sounds being muffled by the heavy snow. After all was said and done, most of our area received a foot or more of snow. In terms of tree damage, the Macroburst in 2018 caused the worst localized damage I’d ever seen. Snowtober, however, was the worst from a regional standpoint. Every town in our area saw extensive impacts. To this day, this storm holds the record for most power outages in Connecticut, with many outages lasting close to 2 weeks.