Relief from a Hot Summer

By: Andrew Switzer
By: Andrew Switzer

Relief from a Hot Summer

No, it's not your imagination.  This summer has been HOT.  The breaks from the heat have been very and far between - especially from mid July through mid August.  High temperatures in the 90s have certainly been the norm and even many triple digit temperatures have been recorded.  Days with high temperatures in the 80s have been hard to come by.  In face, yesterday's high in Topeka was 89 degrees.  That was the first time the high temperature in Topeka failed to reach the 90 degree mark in exactly 3 weeks, since July 25th when the recorded high was 86 degrees.  Today will be the second straight day below 90 and we will likely see at least three straight days below 90 and maybe four before high temps make it back into the 90s by the second half of the week.  The last time we had a streak of 4 days with highs below 90 was July 9,10,11, 12 - over a month ago.

The low temperature in Topeka this morning, August 16th, was 62 degrees.  That is the lowest morning low since a low of 61 on June 30th and the second lowest morning low in the months of June, July, and August.

The forecasted high temperature tomorrow, August 17th, is 78 degrees.  The last time the afternoon high temperature failed to at least make the 80 degree mark was over two months ago on June 7th.

So needless to say with the few breaks in the heat we have had this summer, I hope you are able to enjoy the pleasant conditions early this week because the heat does look to return later in the week and continue this weekend and next week.  Of course as we continue to move towards September the temperatures will eventually cool off and this will certainly be a welcome sight to most.  I may not be ready for snow just yet, but I am ready to have some more comfortable weather conditions like we have today.

Is this one of the hottest summers you remember?

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