It seems like it has been a fairly mild summer overall, especially when compared to the last two summers. In the summer of 2012—we had 34 days over 100 degrees, and in the summer of 2011—we had a record breaking 71 days over 100 degrees. But we average only 18 days over 100, and we are currently at 25 days over 100 degrees—so it has actually been a fairly hot summer. Here is what this summer compares to the average when looked at by the month:
|May||0.2 days||0 days|
|June||1.2 days||2 days|
|July||6.0 days||6 days|
|August||9.2 days||16 days|
|September||1.0 day||1 day|
Although we are not sure that the 100 degree days are behind us, cooler temperatures are on the way. Fox 4 Weather recently reported that every September for the last 10 years has seen a “significant cold front”—meaning at least three days in a row with a high temperature in the 80’s.
Let’s hope that this year makes 11 straight years!