Tucson 2014 summer is one of the top 10 hottest - Tucson News Now

Tucson 2014 summer is one of the top 10 hottest

Tucson 2014 summer is one of the top 10 hottest

A hot summer in the west and a cool one in the eastern U.S. The numbers show from June 1 through Aug. 24 Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Fresno are all on track for one of their hottest summers ever recorded. The data collection ends with August as the fall season kicks off on Sept. 1. In the eastern U.S., Milwaukee and Cincinnati had unusually cooler summers, while nearby Minneapolis actually topped out above average. This division of hot and cool was in part due to a persistent ridge of heat in the western U.S. and a trough dipping down from Canada across parts of the Midwest. 

For Tucson this summer is stacking up to be in the top 10 warmest, mainly because of a hot June. June temperatures were 4.1° above average with July ending up 1.4° above average. August so far is near-average. Check these and more numbers at the Tucson National Weather Service (NWS) Website

The average each month is calculate by adding the highs and lows for each day together then dividing by 2. These numbers are then added up for the entire month and divided by the number of days in the month. In Tucson the temperature records date back to 1895. The below image shows on Tucson summers have stacked up in the last 100+ years. The official summer numbers from the NWS will be released on Sept. 1. 

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