History Suggests 90s Aren't Done Yet!

By: Meteorologist Mark Henderson
By: Meteorologist Mark Henderson

Summer is not over for another month and change, and heat lovers will be happy to know that our confidence of upcoming 90° temperatures remains quite high.

Over the past 30 years, the average date of our last 90° temperature is August 23, and that historically an additional 2-3 90s have come beyond today's date. Now don't just go thinking that once August 23 passes that we're done with 90s... That's hardly the case. 90s have been known to occur here well past that date. Here are the dates of the last 90° temps over the past five years.

2010 -- October 9
2009 -- June 25
2008 -- September 2
2007 -- September 24
2006 -- August 2

Previous summers that have been similarly warm as this one have proven to be rather bullish in the amount of 90s that come in late August and September. Combine that with our forecast models recently coming into agreement regarding the evolution of another hot air dome next week over the nation's midsection, and my confidence is quite high that there will be a few more 90s before summer bids adieu!


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