Cold Breaks 100-Year Record - NBC Connecticut

Cold Breaks 100-Year Record

Record Cold Temps Force Changes for Kids, Parents, Bus Drivers

With temperatures this low, parents are having to keep children inside before the bus, and bus drivers have to do extra preparations. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015)

The coldest air of the season has descended upon Connecticut, breaking records that have stood as long as 100 years on Tuesday and that led to several school delays, as well as some cancellations at Bradley Airport this morning.

The windchill is making it feel as cold as -22 degrees in Willimantic, while the thermometer read as low as -6 degrees at Bradley in the Hartford area and 1 degree in Bridgeport.

Before Tuesday, the coldest temperature on record in the Hartford area for Feb. 24 was -4 degrees from 1907 and the coldest record in Bridgeport was 12 degrees in 1968.

During the day on Tuesday, the sun will come out and temperatures will climb into the teens inland and will reach about 20 along the shoreline. The Rhode Island border of the state could see a dusting of snow, coating the ground with up to an inch.

Wednesday will be breezy, with highs around 31. It will get colder on Thursday with temperatures in the 20s.

We could see more temperatures around 0 degrees from Thursday night into Friday.

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