Connecticut Wild and Interesting Weather Facts (CT Quirky Weather Stats)

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Interesting Weather Facts Flower



  • Average winter snowfall in the Northwest Hills is 50 inches

  • Average winter snowfall along the coast is 30-35 inches

  • The odds of a damaging earthquake in Connecticut are 1 in 20 each year

  • Connecticut averages 1-2 earthquakes a year



  • January averages 3.5 inches of liquid precipitation; 12.3 inches of snowfall

  • -14th-Daylight increasing by 1.5 minutes each day

  • -16th-Record high this date 62F in 1995; record low -8oF in 1994

  • -24th-Daylight increasing by 2 minutes each day

  • January 20-25 is the traditional January thaw



  • February averages 3.2 inches of liquid precipitation; 11.3 inches of snowfall

  • Blizzard of 1978 brought 2 feet of snow

  • -10th-gaining about 2.5 minutes of sunlight per day

  • -16th lowest temperature ever recorded in Connecticut (-37oF) in Norfolk, 1943



  • March averages 4.2 inches of liquid precipitation; 9.3 inches of snowfall

  • -11th-Blizzard of 1888 yields 40+ inches of snow

  • 83.1 inches in 1994, is the most snowfall since record keeping began in 1905

  • -19th-Blizzard leaves 9-22 inches of snow, making March 1956 the snowiest March on record


  Tulip



  • April averages 4 inches of precipitation

  • -10th-Last snowfall of the 1996 season establishes new snowfall record of 115.2 inches surpassing old record set in 1993-1994, by more than 20 inches.

  • -18th-Average last frost along coast and in Central Valley



  • May averages 3.4 inches of precipitation

  • -9th-Average last frost in Northwest Hills



  • June averages 3.4 inches of precipitation

  • -19th-Record high temperature was 95°

  • -28th-Record low temperature for day, 40oF, set 1995

  • 3 tornadoes touch down: Chester, Hadlyme, and Killingworth, 1998

  • Hurricane season begins and runs through November 30th

  • 8 inches of hail covered the ground in East Canaan, 1954


 Beach Scene



  • July averages 3.1 inches of precipitation

  • -3rd-Tornado hits the Waterbury/Wolcott line, 1996

  • -9th-Tornado hits Monroe, 1996

  • -10th-Tornado outbreak in Litchfield and New Haven Counties; Town of Hamden hit the hardest, 1989

  • -15th-2-3 inch hailstones fall on Bozrah, Franklin, and Lebanon, 1799

  • -15th-Highest temperature ever recorded in Connecticut 106oF in Danbury, 1995

  • -22nd-Second highest temperature ever recorded in Connecticut 105F in Waterbury, 1926

  • July's consistent heat makes it the most thunderstorm prone month

  • July 1994 was hottest on record; average temperature of 77.1oF was 3.4oF above normal



  • August averages 4 inches of precipitation

  • -18th-Hurricane Diane 1955

  • -31st-Hurricane Carol 1954

  • Connecticut's "Tornado Alley" is through Litchfield and Hartford counties, with 21 twisters passing through since 1960


 Leaf



  • September averages 4 inches of precipitation

  • -10th-Peak of the hurricane season

  • -11th-Hurricane Edna, 1954, causes widespread damage

  • -14th-Hurricane Donna, 1960 kills three, causes large crop losses

  • -14th-Great Atlantic Hurricane, 1944, causes $100 million in damages

  • -21st- Great New England Hurricane, 1938

  • September ranks second, to October, in clear days, averaging 8.6



  • October averages 3.5 inches of precipitation

  • -3rd-Windsor Locks hit by tornado 1979

  • -6th-Average first frost in Northwest Hills

  • -10th-Average first frost in Central Valley

  • -19th-Average first frost along the coast

  • October ranks first in clear days, averaging 9.1



  • November averages 4 inches of liquid precipitation; 2 inches of snowfall

  • -12th-first snowfalls often around this time

  • -26th- 1898,heaviest 2-day snowstorm on record in New Haven and New London

  • -30th-Hurricane season ends


 Snow Flake



  • December averages 4.2 inches of liquid precipitation; 10.4 inches of snowfall

  • 45.3 inches of snow in December 1945, make it the snowiest month ever in Connecticut

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