Summer 2016 Tied For Hottest Weather In State College History

Man, it was a hot one — the hottest one on record. Summer 2016 tied for highest average temperature in State College history.

With an average of 72.9 degrees from June-August, State College has never experienced a more consistently hot summer. Summer 2005 saw the same 72.9 degree swelter, according to State College’s National Weather Service:

The average minimum temperature, 64.1 degrees, broke a record as well. High humidity factored in to that, making nights warmer than usual:

The CTP has been issuing Public Information Statements regarding a number of surrounding areas that have also experienced record-breaking summer heat, like Bradford, Williamsport, and Harrisburg. Maybe NASA’s $30 million grant to Penn State for a five-year climate change study will help.

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Sara Civian

Sara Civian is one of Onward State's three ridiculously good looking managing editors, a hockey writer at heart, and an Oxford comma Stan. She's a senior majoring in journalism, minoring in history, and living at Bill Pickle's Tap Room. Her favorite pastimes are telling people she's from Boston, watching the Bruins, and meticulously dissecting the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album. She's seen Third Eye Blind live 14 times. If you really hate yourself, you can follow her at @SaraCivian or email her at [email protected].

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