Ramsey B's thermometer read 105 degrees in Higganum on April 16, 2012. Photo: WTNH/Report It
Updated: Monday, 16 Apr 2012, 3:52 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 16 Apr 2012, 1:33 PM EDT
(WTNH) -- Temperatures were close to 30 degrees above normal on Monday for the inland part of the state, which made for hot temperatures, dry air, and a high pollen count.
To top it all off, there was another Red Flag Warning issued.
A new record was set for the date of April 16 in Windsor Locks when the temperature rose to 91° at Bradley International Airport. The previous record of 90° was set back in 2002.
Pollen levels were recorded at 12/12 which means they virtually can't get higher.
Since January 1, the state received on average of only 50% of the year to date rainfall quantity. This puts the state in a severe drought for Southern Connecticut, which will cause issues with people who have well-water.
Thankfully, due to the heavier than normal rainfall from 2011, reservoirs are actually higher than average.
The National Weather Service has also issued a red flag warning until 8 p.m. Monday evening, and although tomorrow will be cooler, it will also be very dry. It is likely there will be another Red Flag Warning issued tomorrow.
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