COLUMBIA – Forty-six days this summer charted temperatures greater than or equal to 100 degrees, helping make summer 2012 the sixth-warmest on record in Columbia, according to a climatological report released Tuesday by the National Weather Service in St. Louis.
The report contains statistics for the 2012 meteorological summer period, which stretched from June 1 to Aug. 31.
Here are a few other facts about summer 2012:
- Columbia received a total of 5.74 inches of rain this summer, making it the ninth-driest summer on record.
The average temperature for the season was 80.3 degrees.
- The hottest day this summer was June 28, when the temperature reached 107 degrees, the all-time record high temperature for the month of June.
- The lowest temperature this summer – 48 degrees – occurred June 1.
- August was the 11th consecutive month with an average temperature above normal.
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