Updated By Meteorologist Samantha Roberts (6/24/2015 10:30 AM)
You don't need a summary from me or a meteorology degree to know that it's been HOT lately. (Especially yesterday with that high of 100°! It felt like a hair dryer outside.)
Every day out of the last six days has been ABOVE average, with a high ranging from 94° to 100°. Before this we had a stretch of highs ranging from 92° to 99°for six straight days (June 11th through the 16th).
Factoring in all other days of the month, the average high temperature so far this month has been 88.4°, compared to a "normal" high of 86.1°.
Taking into account all of these hot days AND a series of above-average nights, the average air temperature for the month so far is 78.5°. What's normal for late-June? About 75.3°.
Don't think we're sitting over here doing math for fun, okay?
(Although I will admit that I enjoy statistics A LOT!)
I know this is a lot of seemingly-useless information. However, it's important to look over these figures because if the month were to end RIGHT NOW, this would be the FIFTH hottest June on record (with an average air temperature of 78.5°). If you'll recall, we also had one of the Top 10 warmest Mays on record just last month.
Luckily for us, we get a BIG break in the heat this weekend. We're looking at highs in the lower 80s Saturday and Sunday. We'll start the new week in the lower 80s on Monday but climb into the mid to upper 80s by Tuesday (that's the last day of June, by the way.) (Another tidbit: The last day we had a high in the low 80s was way back on June 7th. The high that day was 80°.)
If our forecast holds true going into the end of the week, the weekend, and next week, I'd say that we'll still end up ranking somewhere in the Top 10, despite the cooler numbers forecast from Saturday through Monday.
Stay tuned! We'll let you know where we rank.