The period from June 1 through Aug. 31 was the hottest and driest summer on record in Spokane.
SPOKANE — The period from June 1 through Aug. 31 was the hottest and driest summer on record in Spokane.
The Spokesman-Review reports the hot and dry conditions caused extreme drought and big wildfires that still are burning across the region.
The average daily temperature this summer was 72.7 degrees, which is derived from adding up all the daytime highs and nighttime lows. The previous record, 71.3 degrees, was set in 1922.
Normal for the three-month period is 67 degrees.
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Spokane saw just 0.44 of an inch of rain during the three months at Spokane International Airport.
The previous record low was 0.48 of an inch in 1949. The average for June through August is 2.48 inches.