We are coming off of one of the wettest and coolest July's on record. And we are on to August, where according to the National Weather Service in Gray, the cooler than normal temperatures will continue:
We've had a pretty warm June here in Maine. Back on the 8th, we hit 94 degrees. Today and tomorrow we are in the 90's with a Heat index at 100 degrees. Is this a sign of things to come for the summer? Our friends at the Farmers' Almanac call for a warm and stormy summer, with temperatures above normal. The Farmers' Almanac also prognosticates that the heat will stick around deep into September, so those air conditioners are not going anywhere for a while.
Hot enough for ya? Sorry, we had to do that. But, yes, it is indeed hot enough for us. Monday's high of 94 in Portland was not a record (we missed it by ONE degree) but it was the second earliest time it has hit 94 degrees in 80 years. Is this a sign of things to come for the summer?
Portland is looking at a HOT ONE today. Many places in Maine will hit 90 degrees today. Not bad for May! It's just a test, though, because we will see a 30-degree swing with Memorial Day Weekend highs only around 60 degrees. So, enjoy the heat while it lasts