90+ degree days in this hot summer of 2021

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It doesn’t take a meteorologist to tell Central New Yorkers that it has been a hot and wet summer. How hot? It’s been the 5th warmest (73°) summer on record in Syracuse.

How many 90+ degree days have occurred this year through August 26th? 18. This time last year we had 21 which was the total as we did not feel another 90+ degree day after August 24th. The record total of 90+ degree days occurred back in 1955 when we had four weeks of 90 degree weather! That record will likely not be challenged.

Although we won’t hit 90 again his week, it’s still very warm and you’ll want to be sure to stay hydrated, dress cool and take frequent breaks if you have to be out for an extended period of time during the afternoon and early evening.

It appears we feel some relief at least briefly come Friday before the warmth and humidity make another run at us this weekend and probably trigger at least a few scattered showers and storms.

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