According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), extreme weather patterns in Connecticut is causing heavier storms occurring more frequently, with heavier amounts of water provided by each storm. As a result, storms in Connecticut are formed quicker, with greater strength, powered by more heat and moisture. Furthermore, greater changes in extreme weather are seen in the winter and early spring. With warmer winters occurring, it is not cold enough for snow to form changing the predicted weather that was once experienced in Connecticut. This is because warmer air has the capability to absorb and hold more water vaper than cooler air. As climate change continues, there will continue to be more extreme precipitation occurring in the United States. As temperatures increase, so does the ability to hold more water vapor. So, with our warmer winters comes more rainfall instead of snow. The more moisture in the air, the heavier the rainfall will become to replace the heavy snowy winters we in Connecticut have once experienced.