By Ken Stern 

August had 5 days of record hot temperatures


September 7, 2022

August was a dry month in an increasingly dry, and warm, year. It rained once – like July – this time 0.2 inches on the 4th. The real news was the six record-setting daily temperatures. The five record highs were the month’s hottest day, Aug 18, 86.1 degrees, and the month’s last week: Aug 24, 81.4 degrees; Aug. 25, 84.6 degrees; Aug. 30, 82.6; and Aug. 31, 85.3 degrees. This followed three record high days in July.

Twelve days topped 80 degrees, 39% of the month The average daily maximum temperature of 77.8 was the highest this century, 3.7 degrees above the century average. The 64...

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