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Weather

Resources on Connecticut weather

Blizzards

Blizzards

Name Place Date Sources
1798 New England Blizzard Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine and New York Nov. 17-21, 1798 Natural Disasters [CSL Call Number GB 5014.N373 2001] ; Hartford Courant
1888 Blizzard Northeast U.S. March 11, 1888 Hartford Courant, See CSL Flickr account for images
1978 Blizzard Northeast U.S. Feb. 6-7, 1978 Hartford Courant
1996 Blizzard East Coast, from Carolinas northward December 1992 Hartford Courant, Connecticut's Declared Natural Disasters.
October Snowstorm   October, 2011  
Nor'easter   December 1992 Hartford Courant, Connecticut's Declared Natural Disasters.

 

Floods

Floods

Name Place Date Sources
Danbury Reservoir Dam Burst Danbury, CT January 31, 1869, approx. 7 pm "Frozen Reservoir Destroys Danbury – Today in History: January 31", ConnecticutHistory.Org, https://connecticuthistory.org/frozen-reservoir-destroys-danbury-today-in-history/(Accessed 2 June 2015, Updated 9 Sept. 2020)
1936 Flood New England March 12, 1936 Hartford Courant
1955 Floods (see Hurricanes Connie & Diane) Connecticut Mid-August, 1955 Hartford Courant ; Connecticut State Archives
Norwich Dam Breaks Norwich, CT March 1963  
June, 1982   June, 1982 Hartford Courant, Connecticut's Declared Natural Disasters.
May, 1984   May, 1984 Hartford Courant, Connecticut's Declared Natural Disasters.
Tropical Storm Floyd   September, 1999 Hartford Courant, Connecticut's Declared Natural Disasters.

 

Hurricanes

Hurricanes & Tropical Storms

Name Place Date Sources
1804 Snow Hurricane (aka Storm of October 1804) East Coast, Caribbean to Canada October 4-11, 1804 Wikipedia contributors, "1804 Snow hurricane," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1804_Snow_hurricane&oldid=658873423 (accessed May 29, 2015, updated 16 March 2021).
Great September Gale of 1815 Long Island, NY through New Hampshire September 23-24, 1815 Wikipedia contributors, "1815 New England hurricane," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1815_New_England_hurricane&oldid=658888168 (accessed May 29, 2015, update 16 March 2021).
1938 Great New England Hurricane (aka Long Island Express)
Post-hurricane aerial photos
Northeastern U.S. September 21, 1938 Natural Disasters [CSL Call Number GB 5014.N373 2001]
Hartford Courant
1944 Great Atlantic Hurricane New England September 15, 1944 Hartford Courant
1954 Hurricane Carol New England August 31, 1954 Hartford Courant
1955 Hurricanes (Connie & Diane) North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island & Massachusetts mid-August 1955 Natural Disasters [CSL Call Number GB 5014.N373 2001]
Hartford Courant
Hurricane Gloria Connecticut September 27, 1985  
Hurricane Bob Connecticut August 30, 1991  
Hurricane Irene East Coast including Connecticut August 28, 2011  
Storm Sandy East Coast October 2012  
Tropical Storm Isaias East Coast August 4, 2020 FEMA Declared Disasters https://www.fema.gov/disasters/disaster-declarations?field_dv2_state_territory_tribal_value=CT&field_year_value=All&field_dv2_declaration_type_value=All&field_dv2_incident_type_target_id=All

 

Tornadoes

Tornadoes

Name Place Date Sources
www.tornadoproject.com      
Great Wallingford Tornado (and waterspout) Plains section of Wallingford, CT August 9, 1878 "The Great Wallingford Tornado – Today in History: August 9," ConnecticutHistory.Org, https://connecticuthistory.org/the-great-wallingford-tornado/ (accessed 2 June 2015, Updated 9 Sept. 2020)
Tornado of 1979 Windsor Locks October 4, 1979 Hartford Courant, Connecticut's Declared Natural Disasters.
July 10, 1989 Cornwall July 10, 1989 Hartford Courant, Connecticut's Declared Natural Disasters.