Syracuse and CNY already had its first heat wave in nearly 2 years just two to three weeks ago. And just officially ended the second heat wave of this summer Saturday.
The reason for the second heat wave was the position of the jet stream. The river of strongest winds in the atmosphere lifted farther north and ridged over the Northeast. This allowed intense heat and higher levels of humidity to build in from the south and southwest the last several days.
Syracuse heat statistics…
Here are some interesting tidbits on 90+ degree days for Syracuse that will provide some perspective on the hot start to summer.
The chart below shows the years with the highest number of 90+ degree days.
Number one is 28 days back in 1955. Through July 11th in 1955 there were only 7 days of 90+ degree weather, while this year through the 11th of July we’ve doubled that number with 14 already! Needless to say we are on record shattering pace.
We did fall just short of the longest consecutive day streak of 90+ degree temperatures set 47 years ago with 7 days after falling one degree short of 90 degrees Saturday.
After a good soaking rain Saturday night for many in CNY it does not appear that there will be any widespread/steady rain affecting in CNY over the next several days. While there probably will be a few scattered showers and storms around at times over the next several days, no day over the next several is going to be a wash out.