Looking Back at the History of Some of Connecticut’s Monumental Storms
Let's take a look a back at some of Connecticut's most historical weather events that are still talked about today.
As I sit here in New Fairfield, where it was 76° on Wedneday, but a high of about 40 today, I find myself contemplating how global warming and climate change might affect my kids and my grandkids. Obviously, none of us can predict what kind of shape our planet will be in and what's in store for future generations.
I do find it fascinating looking back at preternatural weather events that have taken place in Connecticut over the last 200 years, and how they've affected people's way of life. I first looked at the courant.com website where I found an article titled, "Connecticut Weather Records."
Highest Temperature Recorded Statewide - Danbury takes the honors with a reading of 106° on July 15, 1995.
Lowest Temperature Statewide - 'Falls Village' in the northwestern part of the state near Salisbury recorded a temperature of -32° on February 16, 1943.
Highest Daily Precipitation - 7.7 inches of rain was recorded in Winsted, which is just north of Torrington on August 19, 1955, during Hurricane Diane where total rainfall peaked at almost 18 inches.
The Most Snowiest Day - 24 inches of snow fell in one day on Manchester in the northcentral part of the state on January 11, 2011.
The Worst Hurricane in Connecticut - 'The New England Hurricane of 1938' slammed into southern Connecticut and Long Island with no warning on September 21, 1938, killing 600 while storm surges and 40-foot waves swallowed up coastal homes.