- Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) has put the Forest Fire Danger Level for Thursday, April 24, at Very High.
Forest fire danger levels are classified as Low, Moderate, High, Very High or Extreme. In an average year approximately 1,300 acres of Connecticut woodland are scorched by forest fires.
In addition, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of Connecticut today. The NWS warning is in effect from 10 am until 8 pm.
- Thursday, May 30, 2013
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality for “sensitive groups” on Thursday, May 30, through Saturday, June 1, due to predicted elevated concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution.
A forecast of “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” indicates increased likelihood of respiratory symptoms and breathing discomfort in active children and adults with respiratory disease, such as asthma.
- Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the entire state of Connecticut today. According to the National Weather Service, “wind gusts between 20-25 mph are expected to develop this afternoon before diminishing late in the day. At the same time, relative humidity values will drop to around 30 percent. This will create an enhanced threat for the spread of wildfires this afternoon.”