Where Has Summer Been?

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Over the past 30 days, temperatures have been well below average in Connecticut.

In the graph above, which is focused on the Hartford area (Windsor Locks), the blue colors indicate the period of time with below average temperatures. Only a small handful of days were above average. The overall 30-day period has been 2.3°F below average. 

August is known to be the 2nd warmest month of the year in this part of the country. Temperatures in the 90’s are fairly common in August, but Windsor Locks has not yet reached 90°F this month. Since 1949, there have only been 5 years in which they did not reach 90°F in August. This year could very well end up being the 6th time in 65 years that this has happened.

With that said, today has been warmer than average with a temperature of 86°F as of 4 p.m. The average high for August 27th at Windsor Locks is 83°F. Over the next few days, temperatures are expected to remain near or slightly above average. Autumn may be quickly approaching, but August seems to want to end on a more summer-y note.

Here’s the complete graphic from the Climate Prediction Center and NCEP:
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