Temperature Breaks Record Highs - NBC Connecticut

Temperature Breaks Record Highs



    Evening Forecast for February 21

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018)

    There is a new record high temperature for Connecticut for February, and actually for the entire winter season.

    The temperature reached 77 degrees at Bradley Airport on Wednesday.  Not only is that the warmest temperature ever recorded in February, it's also the highest temperature ever recorded during meteorological winter.  Meteorological winter is defined as December 1 through the end of February.

    The previous daily high-temperature record at Bradley International Airport was 63. As of 1:30 p.m. Bradley had reached a temperature of 73, the all-time record for the month of February. Then it got warmer.

    While inland areas saw temperatures in the 70s, some shoreline communities were held to temperatures in the 40s and 50s thanks to influence from Long Island Sound and a fog bank that never really burned off. 

    Weather records in the Hartford area are recorded at Bradley International Airport and go back to 1905.

    It's quite unusual to experience temperatures in the 70s in the month of February. 

    In fact, it has only occurred a total of five times. Wednesday made it the sixth occurrence in the past 113 years. Three out of the six times will have occurred within the last three years. 

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