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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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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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Today Patchy frost before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 7 mph in the morning.
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. South wind 3 to 5 mph.
Saturday Sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 6 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night Clear, with a low around 31. North wind around 6 mph.
Sunday Sunny, with a high near 59. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 34.
Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

Sunny and milder this weekend

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Expect plenty of sunshine this weekend with temperatures in the upper 50s to l0w 60s. At 6 AM, it’s chilly across southwest Connecticut with temperatures at 28 in Oxford, 29 in Danbury and 34 along the immediate coast. Here’s the forecast from the National Weather Service: Today: Patchy frost before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with […] [Read More]
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Fishing season opens Saturday

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Go fish. Better yet, go fishing. That’s because opening day of trout fishing season is Saturday. The weather forecast for Saturday is partly sunny, with a high near 59. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says it has the state’s rivers, streams, lakes and ponds stocked and ready. Approximately 389,000 trout have already been […] [Read More]
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Sunny, but still chilly

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We’ve got a nice day today, although it’s still unseasonably cold. It will be sunny with a high near 50 with no strong wind blowing. Overnight lows were 27 in Danbury, 28 in Oxford and 33 in Bridgeport. Here’s the forecast from the National Weather Service: Today Areas of frost before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with […] [Read More]
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Tweets: Nobody’s happy about the weather

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Is there ANYONE in Connecticut who is happy about the cold temperatures and yes, snow? It’s doesn’t look like it on Twitter today … Brian Taylor @Btay95 Why the @#%& is there frost on everything? It’s spring! Kasey Brainerd @ikoiko33 My hyacinths WERE pretty until last night … I hate #ctweather Eamon Moore @Eamon_Mo_3 This snow is ruining my […] [Read More]
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Housatonic to stay below flood stage

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There is a flood warning for the Connecticut River for Hartford  and Middlesex counties. Much of the flooding is because of snow melt funneling into the Connecticut River from northern New England. Flood stage for the Connecticut River is 7 feet. This AM, the river was at 8.8 feet, with minor flooding occurring. The Connecticut […] [Read More]
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