2010 – Warmest Year on Record

The official numbers are in and 2010 has set the record in the greater Hartford area for the warmest year on record. Here’s more information from the National Weather Service.

HARTFORD/WINDSOR LOCKS CT BDL...OFFICIAL RECORDS SINCE 1905

2010 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 52.9F...DEPARTURE +2.5F
1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 50.4F
2010 IS THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD BEATING 52.8F IN 1990

2010 PRECIPITATION TOTAL 44.35"...DEPARTURE -1.81"
1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 46.16"

2010 ANNUAL SNOWFALL TOTAL 32.0"...DEPARTURE (-14.0")
1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 46.0"

2010 DAYS MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION 0.01" OR MORE...105 DAYS
DEPARTURE -24 DAYS
1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 129 DAYS

2010 DAYS PRECIPITATION 1.00" OR MORE...13 DAYS
DEPARTURE +1 DAY
1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 12 DAYS

HIGH MAX 102F JUL 6TH
HIGH MIN  75F JUL 6TH AND JUL 7TH
HIGH MEAN 89F JUL 6TH...HIGH 102/LOW 75
LOW MAX   18F JAN 29TH
LOW MIN    1F JAN 30TH
LOW MEAN  10F JAN 30TH...HIGH 19/LOW 1
DAILY MAX PCPN  3.34 INCHES DEC 12TH
DAILY MAX SNOWFALL 7.0 INCHES DEC 27TH
2 MIN SUSTAINED WIND SPEED FROM NNE 41 MPH JUN 5TH AND 
FROM N 41 MPH DEC 26TH AND 27TH
PEAK GUST FROM NE 60 MPH JUN 5TH

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 90+ TEMPERATURES...34 DAYS...
DEPARTURE PLUS 16...THIS TIES THIRD GREATEST TOTAL WITH
1965 AND IS THE MOST SINCE 35 DAYS WERE RECORDED IN 2002.
HEAT WAVES...THREE DAYS OR MORE WITH CONSECUTIVE 90+
TEMPERATURES...JUL 4-9...JUL 16-18...AUG 9-11...AUG 29-SEP 2
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