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Southwest CT under red flag fire warning

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We’ve got a high risk of brush fires today. Add some strong wind and we’ve got a dangerous situation where if fires do start  it will spread quickly. Because of this potent combination, the National Weather Service has issued a rare RED FLAG WARNING for southern Connecticut through 8 PM. Low humidity (as low as […] [Read More]
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Threat of brush fires increasing in region

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Be careful; the next few days will bring us an increased risk of brush fires. The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch from 9 AM to 8 PM Thursday for southwest Connecticut and the tri-state region. Even today, there is a an increased risk of brush fires. Why? Dry conditions, low humidity […] [Read More]
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Emergency personnel treat a kayaker who capsized Wednesday afternoon and fell into the water near the mouth of Southport Harbor. The kayaker, who was wearing a life vest, had no identification on him. Photo: Genevieve Reilly

State warns boaters of hypothermia

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Two recent accidents in southwest Connecticut show the dangers of boating when water temperatures are still cold. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says the state’s waters, in Long Island Sound, and large lakes are still in the 40s – meaning that immersion into the water can cause serious injury or death due […] [Read More]
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Party sunny today; showers this evening

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Today will be party sunny with temperatures in the mid-60s. And yes, there is a chance of showers this evening. Not a big rainmaker, maybe a quarter inch or so. The highs on Monday 66 in Danbury, 64 in Oxford and 58 in Bridgeport. Danbury was the cold spot this morning with a low of […] [Read More]
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Yay! High temps today could reach the average

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It’s been a cold, wet spring so far, with occasional glorious days, like Saturday and today. Did you ever think that reaching the average daily temperature would qualify as a warming trend? Welcome to spring 2014. Some weather history from the National Weather Service:  The temperature reached 96 degrees on Easter in 1976 (April 18)! […] [Read More]
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Warm and wet days, chilly nights ahead

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Yes, it’s spring. Yes. the gardening catalogs say it is safe to plant things outside in Zone 6 (most of Connecticut). But I still wouldn’t do it if I were you. The overnight lows flirted with the freezing mark and may do so again later this week. Here’s an explanation of why things are still […] [Read More]
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Sailboats race on the Sound off a crowded Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, Conn. on Sunday, August 25, 2013.

State parks now charging for weekend parking

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Today is the first day of trout fishing in Connecticut. It’s also the day the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection starts charging weekend parking fees for state parks. DEEP won’t start charging for weekday parking until Memorial Day. Parking fees are charged for such state parks as Sherwood Island in Westport, Hammonasset Beach in […] [Read More]
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High risk of brush fires today

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  We’ve got some good weather this Easter weekend with sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s. Warmer temperatures are upon us on today as we rise into the 60s for much of the area. Sunday may be slightly cooler, but certainly not nearly as chilly as the last several days, and there will be […] [Read More]
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