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The streak of dewpoints getting to 70° or above at BDR has broken today (Thursday). In a big way where the max was only 53°. 31 straight days was unprecedented. In fact, the chart above compares BDR max dewpoints to Key West, Florida (a tropical location).
The other streak broken was the night time lows. Started June 21st, technically ended July 24th (33 days in a row above normal)
When you combine High dewpoints with a heat wave you get Heat indexes like these on July19th.
Today felt like fall. Widespread 40s/50s this morning and afternoon temps only in the 60s. Winds gusting from the NE at 12mph, and dewpoints in the 50s. In fact it wasn’t a common July Day.
At BDR, The lowest max temp on record in July is 63°. Today didnt pass 67°. So it rarely stays in the mid 60s in July
At BDL the lowest max temp on record in July is 60°. After July 20th its 63°. Todays high was 67°. Only 4 degree difference.
Last time Windsor Locks, CT(BDL) was at least 18 degrees below normal with the high was June 13th when the High was 59° and normal was 79°
JULY 25, 2013 RECORDS
A RECORD MINIMUM MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 67 DEGREES WAS SET AT BRIDGEPORT CT. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 71 DEGREES SET IN 1977.
A RECORD MINIMUM MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 69 DEGREES WAS SET AT ISLIP NY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 73 SET IN 2000 AND ALSO IN 1992.
A RECORD MINIMUM MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 68 DEGREES WAS SET AT NEWARK NJ. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 73 SET IN 1969.
A RECORD MINIMUM MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 70 WAS SET AT KENNEDY NY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 72 SET IN 1977.
A RECORD MINIMUM MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 70 DEGREES WAS SET AT LAGUARDIA NY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 73 SET IN 1974 AND ALSO IN 1964.
High/Low Temps: July 25, 2013
[GON] GROTON: 71/61°
[HVN] NEW HAVEN: 68/58°
[IJD] WILLIMANTIC: 68/58°
[SNC] CHESTER: 68/55°
[BDL] WINDSOR LOCKS: 67/58°
[HFD] HARTFORD: 67/59°
[BDR] BRIDGEPORT: 67/62°
[DXR] DANBURY: 66/60°
[MMK] MERIDEN: 66/60°
[OXC] OXFORD: 63/57°