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WELCOME TO THE 2016 BEACH WATCH®

Hot and Steamy!

It’s another week of steamy weather, with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s and relative humidity above 40%. Beat the head by at one of Connecticut’s beaches or inland waterways. Here’s a few ideas to help plan your escape! There is a chance of a pop up thunderstorm, so keep an eye to the sky and a place to take shelter in site.

Jul 24, 2016 - Sun
Doubleday US
Wind 8 mph, SE
Pressure 1 atm
76°F
few clouds
Humidity 94%
Clouds 20%
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
sat jul 23
77°F /75°F 13 mph, S 87% 0.97 atm
sun jul 24
76°F /61°F 12 mph, NNW 83% 0.97 atm
mon jul 25
79°F /65°F 9 mph, NW 86% 0.98 atm
tue jul 26
82°F /69°F 6 mph, SW 88% 0.98 atm
wed jul 27
82°F /75°F 11 mph, SSW - 0.97 atm

 

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Highlighted Events

Meadow Life Exhibit
With Connecticut’s open space threatened by development, ignorance and neglect, artists have used their visual voices to reveal its beauty and intrinsic value. Other participating artists are Mark Patnode, Garnet Wrigley, Carol Dunn, Dan Topalis, Colleen Tramontozzi and Barb McKie. Media to be displayed include oils on canvas and board, pastels, photographs and textiles. Exhibit is on display through August 5.

Sheffield Island Lighthouse BBQ
New this year, visitors can board the Seaport Association’s 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to Sheffield Island Lighthouse for a barbecue. Menu includes: Pulled Pork, Sliced BBQ Steak, BBQ Chicken, Corn On The Cob, Tomato Salad, Orzo Salad, 3 Bean Salad, watermelon, soft drinks. Feel free to bring your own beverage.

Flutter Zone Exhibit
Step into a magical environment all aflutter with exotic tropical butterflies in this special walk-through encounter! “Flutter Zone” will features dozens of varieties of beautiful butterflies from Asia and South America, all free-flying among Aquarium visitors.
Some may even land on you!