Summer By the Numbers: Milder, No Extremes
By National Weather Service
PADUCAH, KY - The National Weather Service wrapped up the numbers for June, July and August, a meteorological summer that didn't contain any extremely hot or stormy periods.

The thermometer never reached 100 degrees all summer in Paducah, Evansville or Cape Girardeau. The hottest day of the summer in Paducah was 97 degrees on July 21. 

No record highs were set in Paducah during the summer. To compare, the summer of 2012 saw ten new daily highs well into triple digits.

In Paducah, there were 34 days in the 90s for the period, less than the usual 43 days. Evansville had 25 days above 90 degrees, compared to the average of 41 days. In fact, you have to go back to 2004 to find a summer with fewer 90-degree days in Evansville, and Cape Girardeau recorded its 10th-coolest summer on record.

Otherwise, our summer temperatures were very near the norm. Paducah's average highs were only about a half degree cooler than normal, and the lows were only a tenth of a degree warmer than average.

Summer rainfall was slightly below the usual 10-12 inches in most places, although the Murray area got more than 16 inches. The final few days of August saw remnants of Hurricane Harvey soak parts of the region, which gave areas like Evansville a surplus of rain for the season. However, Cape Girardeau received less than 7 inches, making it their 10th-driest summer on record.

On the Net:

Paducah Weather Service webpage

Published 12:23 PM, Tuesday Sep. 12, 2017
Updated 08:43 PM, Wednesday Sep. 13, 2017

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