Computer Issue Causes Hyper Local Heat Wave in Hartford

By Kevin Eck 

While heat waves are real enough, with record temperatures in the forecast across the West, a dramatic, though virtual, heat wave appeared in one Connecticut city on Saturday.

Weather maps at several stations showed Hartford basking in 154 degree weather.

Newscast Studio reports a National Weather Service meteorologist said the high temp was caused by someone mixing up Celsius and Fahrenheit in the system stations use to grab weather data.


The actual temperature in Hartford was around 68 degrees Fahrenheit.