Summer of 2016 was the 5th warmest on record

Temperatures made into the 90s, 24 times this summer in western Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – According to NOAA, this summer was the 5th warmest on record across the United States.

The average temperature for June through August was 73.5 degrees which was 2.1 degrees above the 20th century average, tying 2006 as the fifth warmest in 122 years of records. Connecticut and Rhode Island experienced their warmest summer ever on record.

Here in western Massachusetts we made it up into the 90s, 24 times this summer and we had two heat waves with temperatures staying in the 90s for three days or more in a row. 

“Well I know it was quite a bit warmer. I mean you certainly didn’t need any kind of sweater or anything like that even at night it didn’t get that cold,” said Mary Trembley of Springfield.

“It has been warm obviously we have some environmental issues. I think people need to be more aware of what’s going on,” said Denyse Trembley of Springfield.

Year to date 2016 has been the third warmest year on record. 45 states across the country have experienced temperatures that were much above average from January through August.

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