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Friday, September 5, 2014

In Washington, DC, the Summer of 2010 Was So Hot It Only Seemed Like This Year Was Super Cool


Via Climate Central.
by Sarah Anne Hughes, dcist, August 29, 2014
Because we live in a city of extremes, it's easy to feel only one of two ways about summers in D.C.: That it was as if a portal to Hell had opened up and enveloped the town, or as if Heaven had graced our citizens with the cool breath of angels.
It was the latter kind of year in D.C., or at least that's the way it felt. As a graphic prepared byClimate Central shows, this summer was on the warmer end of historical records. They note:
There were a lot of people in the Northeast who thought this was such a cool summer. And in Baltimore, temperatures were well below average. But that was the exception for big Northeast cities. Richmond, Va., Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Boston all came in warmer than average while New York City was close to average. Those areas, as well as the Southeast, are going to get one last blast of heat this weekend.
It seems that the summers of 2010, 2011 and 2012 — the hottest on record a.k.a. Hell portal years, have skewed our perception a bit.

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