Heat Waves of 2013 - Longest in History for BDR

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By Ralph Fato on July 21, 2013, 12:31pm Last modified: July 22, 2013, 10:48am

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Graphic shows all the heat waves of this year so far. It’s is sorted by highest temp. Some locations didn't officially have 4 heat waves but some did.

Windsor Locks & Hartford usually the warmest spot but New Haven managed to get the top spot a couple times. When the coast is close to or hotter than the valley, you know the air mass was HOT. Also notice how long this past one lasted.

One memorable thing about this heat wave was the dewpoints being in the 70s which made it feel like upper 90s and 100s. Hartford (HFD) peaked at 107° heat index on the 19th!

After writing about BDR’s extreme events for the past few years, another one just happened. Longest heat wave on record. 7 days of 90+ degrees never happened before until this year.

However Only a few records were broken in CT.

A RECORD MAXIMUM MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 80 DEGREES WAS SET AT BRIDGEPORT CT  JULY 19, 2013. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 77 DEGREES SET IN 2008.

THIS ALSO TIES THE MAXIMUM MINIMUM TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED FOR BRIDGEPORT CT. THIS TIES THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 80 DEGREES SET ON JULY 4 2002.

A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 78 DEGREES WAS SET AT BRIDGEPORT CT JULY 18, 2013. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 75 DEGREES SET IN 2012

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 95 DEGREES WAS SET AT BRIDGEPORT CT  JULY 16, 2013. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 94 DEGREES SET IN 1983/1952.

Here's the co-op station records this past week.

Records

 

This is from Taunton.

heat Wave 2013

 

 

 

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