Connecticut residents may have labeled this years weather patterns to be “just another New England season,” but the strange temperatures and storms have caught the attention of The Weather Channel, who have named Hartford, Connecticut as the fourth strangest weather city this year.
Here’s what Weather.com writers Chris Dolce and Jon Erdman had to say about our beloved capital:
“I would argue no state in the U.S. has seen more extreme weather since the start of 2011 than Connecticut.
A record wet year for the state in 2011 featured Hurricane Irene, followed two months later by a destructive ”Snowtober” snowstorm. These two events broke state records for power outages.
How much more strange could 2012 be?
First, “Snowtober” wasn’t exactly a precursor to the rest of the season. After an October record 12.3″ of snow, only another 14.4″ fell the rest of the season! October’s snow almost exceeded that of January and February, combined! Contrast that to January 2011, when a whopping 54.3″ was measured there.
The first four months of 2012 were, in fact, the second driest such period on record in the state.
Then, there’s the warmth. January through April 2012 was the record warmest such period on record in Connecticut, as well as 25 other states. Hartford had its warmest March day since 1998 on March 22, reaching 83 degrees. They, then, one-upped themselves in April, peaking at 92 degrees for a high on April 16. “
Just another New England season indeed. To read what other cities made the list, click here.
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