Thursday, August 9, 2012

Hot Hot Hot

Good morning and happy Thursday! Katy Here... Big news came out yesterday from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA that July was the hottest month on record for the contiguous United States! (or CONUS). I think we can all believe it when I say the tristate contributed to that record! According to NOAA, the average temperature in July was 77.6°, about 3 degrees above the 20th century average! (The previous record was during the Dust Bowl in 1936, which was 77.4°) Here in Cincinnati, we hit 100 degrees 4 days in July, and hit 90 degrees 17 days. Phew!

On top of that, the country continues to face a serious drought. 63% of the lower 48 states is now considered to be in a drought, with parts of the tristate in a “severe” drought. Hopefully, as we head into Fall, our pattern will shift a bit to bring in a couple more rainy days. As far as the heat is concerned, we will get a sneak peak at the early fall season, with temperatures dropping into the 70s this weekend! The last time we saw the 70s was back on June 6th of this year. It’ll be a welcomed change for sure! Enjoy!

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