Cloud cover rolling into Central New York Thursday afternoon means Syracuse will NOT have its third heat wave of 2021. Thursday’s high was only 87 degrees and although we come close to 90 degrees Friday, Saturday’s high will only be in the upper 70s.
A heat wave in Syracuse is defined by at least three consecutive days of 90 degree plus heat.
The last time Syracuse had three heat waves in the same year was almost 20 years ago in 2002.
How many summers have there been at least three separate streaks of 90+ degree days in the same year? 11 summers. Most recently we had three heat waves in the same calendar year was back in 2002.
The greatest number of heat waves to occur in the same year is four. The years in which this happened were 2002, 1988, 1955 and 1949. IF we achieve the third heat wave this week there is a chance, we could join the just mentioned four years with four heat waves.
Stay tuned and stay cool…