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Daryl Ritchison, WDAY, Published July 25 2012

Weather Talk: Only 11 days this summer with a high temp below 80

What has been the most notable weather feature of this summer? The lack of rain? The high heat? To me, it may be the lack of 70s for daily highs.

Since June 1, the beginning of climatological summer, there has only been 11 days with a high temperature below 80 degrees. At the moment, it appears the rest of the month will see a high above 80 degrees, which would mean that the first two months of this summer will end up with the second-fewest such days since 1881. The record for June and July is just six such days set back in 1988.

In addition, this month has recorded only 1 day with a high below 80 degrees, which would tie 1916, 1935 and 1989 for the fewest sub-80-degree highs in July.

This summer will very likely not be the warmest on record, yet the consistency of the heat without a break has so far been very notable to this point.


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