12 September 2009

NOAA Says It Was A Cold Summer


Summer Temperatures Below Average

“The average June-August 2009 summer temperature for the contiguous United States was below average – the 34th coolest on record, according to a preliminary analysis by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. August was also below the long-term average. The analysis is based on records dating back to 1895.

“For the 2009 summer, the average temperature of 71.7 degrees F was 0.4 degree F below the 20th Century average. The 2008 average summer temperature was 72.7 degrees F.”

Full report from NOAA

Shoo-Fly: This of course comes as a complete surprise to those of us who've been wearing sweaters and windbreakers out on the water this season.


Vineyard Fish Derby Starts Sunday

“The 64th annual Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby begins Sunday morning. Almost 3,000 fishermen are expected to enter the five-week contest.

“ Some of those who register in the Derby will fish for only a few days. A smaller number of fishermen will fish every waking hour, and some sleeping ones.”

Story at MVTimes.com


H1N1: A Survival Guide

“H1N1 is a new flu virus of swine origin that infected people in Mexico and the United States in March and April and then spread to become a worldwide pandemic. There is no vaccine available for the virus yet, though testing of one is currently in the human phase.”

Read the full guide at: FoxNews.com


Don’t forget, a saltwater fishing license is now required to fish the marine waters of Connecticut. You can purchase one from your local bait & tackle shop, such as Newtown Bait & Tackle, or at Town/City Hall.


Check these links for more information:

Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

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