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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 In Review & Looking Forward

The results are in!  2012 was officially the mildest year on record for Windsor Locks with an average temperature of 53.7 degrees.  Records date back to 1905.
Here are some additional 2012 Weather records:
February: 3rd warmest, 5th driest, 8th least snowiest  month
March: 2nd warmest, 7th least snowiest month
April: 2nd Warmest
August: 4th warmest
November: Driest for Windsor Locks, snowiest November on record for Bridgeport
Winter: 2nd warmest, 4th least snowiest
Spring: All time warmest, 6th least snowiest

Events to Remember:
1/21: snow storm dumps about a foot of snow in south CT. 
10/29: Sandy strikes the east coast
11/7: November nor’easter with over a foot of snow in parts of southern CT, and only around an inch in northern CT.

Looking Forward:
Last year was the mildest on record. But the word “mild” will not cross your mind the next few days.  An arctic air mass is taking over!  Temperatures will start in the teens Wednesday morning and a northwest breeze will make temperatures feel like the 20s all day.  A cold front will bring a few additional clouds tomorrow afternoon followed by a reinforcing shot of cold air.  A few flurries or a snow shower is possible Thursday night into Friday morning.  But overall, there are no big storms in sight!  The cold eases this weekend before thawing out next week.

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