SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – According to NOAA the summer of 2015 was the 12th warmest on record across the United States.
Thursday was another nice late summer day. People were out at Forest Park in Springfield enjoying the sunshine. Despite the fact that fall arrives next week, temperatures are running well above normal.
Recently temperatures have been up into the 80s. Our average high temperature for this time of year is 72 degrees.
“I love it you get three months a year probably of nice warm weather you embrace it then you have the winter and you start doing winter sports, it’s just the best,” said Rosemarie Romito of East Longmeadow.
This summer the average temperature for the 48 contiguous United States was 1.3 degrees above the 20th century average.
Here in New England, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts were much warmer than average during the month of August, however no state was record warm.
“This has been a warm summer, very, very warm and very arid too. It hasn’t rained much at all during the summer. Not like past summers,” said Edward Matthew of Chicopee.
Precipitation here in New England during the month of August was below average.
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