#2 102 Degrees - August 8, 2001

The temperature reached 102 degrees on August, 9, 2001. CAPTION: Todd Kirker of Norwich hoists a water jug to quench his thirst during a short break from installing 310 degree asphalt at Shoreline Quick Lube in Old Saybrook Tuesday. Kirker, who works for B and L Construction of Old Saybrook has worked installing hot asphalt for the past 16 years said the heat spell does not affect his work. ' You just drink lots of water, and have a good time doing it.' Temperatures soared to the mid 90's in Connecticut Wednesday, with record breaking temperatures expected Thursday - digital image - Tony Bacewicz/The Hartford Courant
TONY BACEWICZ / Hartford Courant
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