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Weather updates for Fairfield County Connecticut
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Area under a severe thunderstorm watch

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It’s been an unusually dry spring. But that may be about to change. The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch, in effect until 7 p.m. for all of southern Connecticut. Damaging wind gusts up to 65 miles per hour and hail as large as 1 inch are possible, forecasters say. For more […] [Read More]
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Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect

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A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Fairfield County until 7 p.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service is warning of possible bad weather that may come with thunderstorms, including damaging winds and hail. [Read More]
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It’s official: Area in a “moderate” drought

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Yes, it’s been a dry spring. But on Tuesday, the National Weather Service used a term for our weather that has been a buzzword in California for months. And that word is “drought.” While conditions here are nothing like what much of the West Coast is facing, and there are no water shortages or restrictions, […] [Read More]
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Unusually dry spring, but no drought here

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Maybe you’ve noticed that there were fewer April showers than normal and so far May hasn’t brought much rain either. Although we do not have a drought by meteorological standards and nowhere near the dire water shortage facing California, southern Connecticut has had about 25 percent less rain than the average for spring, according to […] [Read More]
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Weather alert: A bad air day today

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The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has issued a air quality alert for northern Fairfield and New Haven counties. The alert is in effect from 11 AM to 11 PM. “An air quality action day means ozone levels within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards.” the alert says. “Unhealthy levels of […] [Read More]
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Freeze Warning in effect for Friday morning

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Time to bring in those plants or they might freeze to death. The National Weather Service is warning residents of inland Connecticut of a freeze warning that will go into effect early Friday morning from 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. Due to sub freezing temperatures in the low 30’s late Thursday night into Friday morning […] [Read More]
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Rainy start to the new work week

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There is some well needed rain is in our area and the front plans to spend the day with us before clearing out this evening. The wet weather is a welcome guest, ending several days of “red flag warnings” where a combination of low humidity and gusty winds raises the potential for brush fires. We’re […] [Read More]
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Red Flag Warning: High risk of brush fires

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The National Weather Service says there is a high risk of brush fires today. It has issued a Red Flag Warning from noon to 8 PM for for southwest Connecticut. The warning means that critical fire weather conditions are occurring. A combination of strong winds, low humidity and dry leaves are creating a “significantly elevated […] [Read More]
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