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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Record Heat Tuesday Connecticut

You don’t need a meteorologist to tell you how freaking hot it was outside. But I’m going to tell you again anyway. Here are some stats Chief Meteorologist Garett Argianas dug up by sifting through National Weather Service records.

  • The high temperature of 102 degrees at Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Windsor Locks ties the record for the warmest temperature ever recorded in the Hartford area.
  • Since 1905, we have reached the 100 degree mark 23 times in the Hartford area.
  • We have reached 100 or higher 3 times since 2000.
Here’s the list of highs for today (Tuesday):
Windsor Locks: 102 – previous record 99/1999
Hartford Brainard: 102
Meriden: 102
Groton New London: 101
New Haven: 100
Danbury: 100
Willimantic: 99
Bridgeport: 98 – ties record set in 1999
Waterbury: 97


Here’s a list of the other times BDL hit triple digits:

Max of 102 - 3 times
7/3/1966
7/6/2010
8/9/2001

Max of 101 - 7 times (reached 101 a total of 10 times)
7/1/1964
7/21/1977
7/21/1991
7/22/1926
8/2/1975
8/5/1955
9/2/1953

Max of 100 - 13 times (reached 100 a total of 23 times)
6/26/1952
6/30/1964
7/3/1911
7/10/1911
7/10/1936
7/14/1965
7/15/1995
7/19/1991
7/20/1991
8/1/1917
8/2/2006
8/7/1918
8/10/1949


Totally wiped out after spending the day reporting on the heat

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