12 September 2009

NOAA Says It Was A Cold Summer

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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Check these links for more information:

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

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