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Weather updates for Fairfield County Connecticut
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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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Here's a short weather lesson: how sea breezes happen.

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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Saturday will be a time to celebrate sunny skies and warm temperatures. Not exactly, like this scene from The Sand Jam and Family Movie Nights event at Jennings Beach in Fairfield, Conn. on Friday July 25, 2014. Music was provided by Paul Herman with Double Up Company and later when it got dark, kids and their families watched "The Lego Movie."

A summer-like Saturday with sun, temps in 70s

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We have some April showers early this AM, but it’s expected to move out later today. Then we’ll have a nice weekend with warmer temperatures and sunny skies. Saturday will be the day when spring fever peaks. The combination of most people having the day off and summer-like weather will be a cause for celebration. […] [Read More]
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2015 hurricane season predicted to be ‘Quiet’

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  It’s likely that we’ll meet, or at least hear about Ana this summer. Maybe even Bill, Claudette and Danny. But Victor and Wanda, the last two names on the official list for 2015 hurricanes will almost certainly be no-shows, forecasters say. Most meteorologists are predicting a quiet hurricane season, with 10 or fewer named […] [Read More]
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