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    Hi there!

    What kind of overnight temperatures can be expected in Connecticut at the end of May (23rd to 29th)?

    Trying to decide which sleeping bag to bring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzzz View Post
    Hi there!

    What kind of overnight temperatures can be expected in Connecticut at the end of May (23rd to 29th)?

    Trying to decide which sleeping bag to bring.
    no guarantees and that time of year can maybe sometimes still be volatile, and/or maybe you might find yourself at high elevation on a night thats on the colder side of normal. but for the overwhelming most part, thats summer weather

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    Thanks for the info.

    My 0C/32F sleeping bag should be ok then. I'll also bring a liner and big pijamas in case the weather turns cold. I'd rather carry a little more weight than be uncomfortable at night.

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    I use these two sites to research WX, they get pretty close.

    https://www.wunderground.com/history/

    https://www.atweather.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatchet_1697 View Post
    I use these two sites to research WX, they get pretty close.
    https://www.wunderground.com/history/
    https://www.atweather.org
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    Thanks a lot, I'll look them up!

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    According to weather.com average lows at that time of the year are in the high 40s and record lows are in the high 20s.
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    3 years ago whe I hiked Conn. it was hot during the day and too warm at night for my 35 deg. bag. probably best to consider a 35 bag, Do check out Riga Shelter, great views

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouser999 View Post
    3 years ago whe I hiked Conn. it was hot during the day and too warm at night for my 35 deg. bag. probably best to consider a 35 bag, Do check out Riga Shelter, great views
    I'm a cold sleeeper so my 0C/32F bag (only 3 degrees from what you are sugesting) will be perfect. Worse case scenario I'll unzip it during the night. And my liner and bigger pijamas will be my back up plan.

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    I was in CT last year at the beginning of June. I had a 30 degree bag and it was fine. Days were usually warm. Some nights got chilly, but I was never cold. Hiked in t shirt and shorts.
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    I would bring a 35* bag and never look back. I also don't mind to be a little cold to save some weight so I would be out on the liner and Pjs but I also like to sleep pretty cold
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    A Connecticut Yankee here!

    A 35 degree bag is more than sufficient. More importantly then & there is bug deterrent! The skeeters will be hangry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coach lou View Post
    A Connecticut Yankee here!A 35 degree bag is more than sufficient. More importantly then & there is bug deterrent! The skeeters will be hangry!
    Thanks for the heads up, we'll bring plenty of bug spray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzzz View Post
    Thanks for the heads up, we'll bring plenty of bug spray.
    You might want to consider wipes - no heavy, big can. I use these from Walmart and have had good luck with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzzz View Post
    Thanks for the info.

    My 0C/32F sleeping bag should be ok then. I'll also bring a liner and big pijamas in case the weather turns cold. I'd rather carry a little more weight than be uncomfortable at night.
    Depending on how cold you get when sleeping, that bag should be really adequate. It would be very rare to get down to 0 degrees in late May, even at night. I am a freak about watching weather and trends before a trip. The 10 day forecasts are quite good these days. Personally I read the detailed report from NOAA and find them the most accurate about potential adverse weather conditions versus your local forecaster on tv.
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    lots of ticks out in CT already... treating your clothes with permethrin will be much more effective then bug spray or wipes. I always had a little bottle of the super potent deet spray but I never needed to use it when my clothes were treated.
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