August 19th – A Busy Weather Anniversary Day

August 19th, 1955 was the day the rivers flooded in the state. Tropical Storm Diane passed south of Connecticut but an exceptional band of rain pummeled northern Connecticut and western Massachusetts. The results were catastrophic.

36 years later Hurricane Bob struck New England. While the center tracked east of Connecticut – hurricane conditions were observed in a small part of New London County. The damage was much more serious east of us in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.

Hurricane season is still young but we’re beginning to approach the “peak”. We still haven’t had a hurricane in the Atlantic basin this year- thankfully. The next 7 days look quiet in the Atlantic but there are some signals of increased activity beyond that. 


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