90 Degree Days
We are on day two of a weeklong heat wave. We will see highs in the upper nineties and near one hundred degrees before the week is over. Climatologically this is the hottest time of the year. In fact, last year at exactly the same time we were in the throes of a heat wave. Here are some hot weather stats for you:
In an average meteorological summer, June through August, we have a total of thirty one 90 degree or + days. We average seven in June, fourteen in July and ten in August. The record for meteorological summer is 55 days set in 1988. (Second place goes to 1966 with 53 days and third place, more recently in 2010 with 53 days.
So far this meteorological summer we have had a total of eleven 90 degree days. We racked up 5 in June and have had 6 so far in July, including Tuesday's high. By the end of the week that number will be considerably higher.