CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A heat wave is when the high temperature reaches 90 degrees or higher, three days in a row. So far in 2014, we haven’t had any series of three 90 degree days.
Last summer, we had three heat waves; the summer before that, five heat waves. Some people told 22News oppressive heat and humidity keeps them indoors.
So they’ve been enjoying these not-too-hot, not-too-cool days. Chenoa Poulin of Springfield said, “If you’re out with your friends and it’s nice out, you feel more upbeat. You get more energy.”
According to our 22News Storm Team, we saw one late-August heat wave in 2011, but other than that, the chance of having three 90 degree days in a row decreases significantly as we head toward the end of August.