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The Summer Sizzle

The heat continues in what is turning out to be our hottest summer in several years.

A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about how hot things have been this summer, so I only thought it was fitting to post an update after our incredibly hot weekend.

Through July 26, we have now seen 7 days with temperatures at or above the 100 degree mark. This ties us with 5th place for the number of 100 degree days occurring over the course of a calendar year. That's right -- only four years in Charlottesville's history have brought us more triple digit temperatures, the most recent occurrence being in 1977. Record highs were tied or broken on July 23 and July 24, when the mercury soared as high as 102 degrees!

This year has already brought us 41 days with temperatures at or above the 90 degree mark. This ties us with 25th place for the number of 90 degree days occurring over the course of a calendar year. The record number of 90 degree days in one year took place in 1930 when the temperatures reached into the 90s an astonishing 64 times!  At this point, we may well be on pace to make a run for that record, since we're still in the month of July. Only time will tell, but this hot summer shows no signs of cooling down anytime soon.

I welcome your comments on this blog! Stay cool!

Brantley

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