Take a look at the most interesting weather-related facts from this week!
- It’s been the wettest first half to 2017 for Rochester, NY since 1916. All 6 months this year have had above normal precipitation.
- Tallying up the 90s: Washington DC made the 13th 90°+ day of 2017 on Sunday, July 2… Normal year to date is around 10.
- Tallying up the 100s: McAllen, TX at 100°+ count up to now 32 days in 2017.
- Atlanta, GA: Atlanta reached 90° on Tuesday, July 4 for only the 4th time this year and has yet to go above 90°, already 6th latest on record to reach above 90°.
- Oklahoma City, OK had the coolest July 4th in 7 years. It was a comfortable high of 86°
- Salt Lake City, UT had their hottest day of the year on Tuesday, July 4 with a record of 102°.
- Little Rock, Jackson, Memphis, Nashville, Birmingham, Atlanta, Charlotte and Richmond have all failed reach 95 or higher so far this summer. Both Chicago and Minneapolis have only done it 1 time each.
- Charlotte, NC: Had measurable rain on 47% of the days this summer so far. That’s on pace for the most since 2003!
- Las Vegas, NV: They’ve had 21 straight days of highs of 105°+. This ties the record from 2015.
- No major hurricane yet for the N. Hemisphere: 0 N. Hemisphere major hurricanes so far – only 3 other times on record have there been 0 N. Hem major hurricanes thru July 5th – 1977, 1987, 2013.
What were the main weather stories from your city this week? Tell us in the comments below!