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Flood Warning
Statement as of 12:11 PM EDT on April 19, 2014

The Flood Warning continues for the Connecticut River at Hartford. * Until Monday evening...or until the warning is cancelled. * At 12:01 PM Saturday the stage was 19.2 feet. * Flood stage is 16.0 feet. * Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. * Forecast...the river will continue rising to near 19.3 feet by this afternoon. The river will fall below flood stage Monday afternoon. * Impact...at 19.0 feet...flooding of low lying areas below Hartford is expected...especially in areas that are outside of levee protection. Flooding also affects low lying areas upstream of Hartford...including a portion of Windsor where the Farmington River empties into the Connecticut River. Further downstream flooding closes most of Meadow Road...Route 17 a...in Portland. Flooding impacts the Middletown Marina and Meadow farms. In Cromwell...portions of River Road will be closed. Flooding continues along the river through Essex.

1211 PM EDT Sat Apr 19 2014

The Flood Warning continues for the Connecticut River at Middle Haddam. * Until further notice...or until the warning is cancelled. * At 11:45 am Saturday the stage was 9.5 feet. * Flood stage is 7.0 feet. * Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. * Forecast...the river will continue to fall to a stage of 9.3 feet by tomorrow morning. * Impact...at 9.5 feet...flooding closes most of Meadow Road...Route 17 a...in the Gildersleeve section of Portland. Flooding impacts the Middletown Marina and Meadow farms. In Cromwell...portions of River Road will be closed. In Rocky Hill...parts of Meadow Road will be impassable for a time. Flooding continues along the river southward through Essex.

Special Statement
Statement as of 3:42 AM EDT on April 19, 2014

...Enhanced risk of fire spread today...

The combination of low relative humidity levels and increasing northerly flow today will result in conditions favorable for the rapid spread of brush fires.

Relative humidities will be lowest this afternoon...dropping into the 20s across the area. Winds will be light this morning... increasing this afternoon to 10 to 15 mph with 20 to 25 mph gusts.

The risk will diminish by this evening as relative humidities increase and the winds begin to diminish.

If you spot a fire or smoke plume...please report it to the authorities immediately.

Record Report
Statement as of 02:23 am EDT on April 19, 2014

...Record low temperature set at LaGuardia NY...

a record low temperature of 35 degrees was set at LaGuardia NY yesterday. This breaks the old record of 36 set in 2003.

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