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Hartford Area Breaks 37-Year Extreme Heat Record

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The Hartford area has broken a 37-year-old record for most days with extreme heat in the same year.

The temperature at Bradley International Airport hit 90 degrees Tuesday — making it the 39th day of the year with a temperature of 90 or higher. The previous record goes back to 1983.

Nearly two-thirds of Connecticut is currently under severe drought conditions, and much of the rest of the state is seeing abnormally dry conditions.

A meteorologist with the Weather Service blamed a stronger and expanded high pressure system off the East Coast.

Temperatures dropped into the 70s Wednesday before expected thunderstorms on Thursday, according to the Weather Service.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.