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WELCOME TO THE 2016 BEACH WATCH®


It’s hit or miss this week, with partly cloudy skies and spot showers in the forecast most days. Wednesday looks like your best bet for a midweek beach trip, with sun and highs in the upper 70s. Coastal water temps are in the mid 50s.

Fingers crossed that some of the projected weather moves out of the area for the holiday weekend. There are loads of great shoreline events planned from Mystic to Norwalk, and along CT’s inland waterways. See the events section for more details.

May 25, 2016 - Wed
Norwalk United States
Wind 6 mph, WSW
Pressure 1 atm
56°F
mist
Humidity 87%
Clouds 20%
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
tue may 24
54°F /54°F 6 mph, SW 70% 1.01 atm
wed may 25
72°F /69°F 6 mph, W 41% 1.01 atm
thu may 26
78°F /70°F 3 mph, WSW 44% 1.01 atm
fri may 27
66°F /63°F 3 mph, ESE 82% 1.01 atm
sat may 28
78°F /58°F 3 mph, S - 1.01 atm

 

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Highlighted Events

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Salute to Summer
Come to Mystic Seaport to explore historic vessels, explore exhibits, and take part in fun outdoor activities like 19th-century lawn games; tug-of-war, harpoon throwing, 19th-century baseball and parlor games, whaleboat rowing, “Tale of a Whaler” performances.

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The Ridge Food Truck Festival
Food trucks will be traveling Curbside to Mountainside for this extraordinary Memorial Day Weekend event. Family fun and live music are also on the menu. Local bands, craft vendors, chairlift rides, Beer & Wine Garden and kids activities are just the start of a fun filled day at the mountain. Then close out the night in the lodge with an all-time family favorite flick!

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RiverFare 2016
On Thursday, May 26th, the waterfront lawn of the Connecticut River Museum will be the scenic setting for RiverFare 2016, the unofficial kick off of summer on the shoreline, featuring savory bites, fine spirits and silent auction overlooking scenic Essex Harbor.