With just five days to go, our average temperature for summer (June, July, and August) sits at 80.8ºF, 1.5ºF warmer than the previous hottest summer (2007).
Finally, I remain amazed at how few days we have observed a below average minimum temperature this summer. Here's a count:
August: 1 (so far).
That's right, we had a Blutarski ("zero point zero") in July and haven't done much better in August. We'll have a closer look at what an outlier year this has been for minimum temperature in a future post.