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:
— NWS State College (@NWSStateCollege) September 1, 2016
The average minimum temperature, 64.1 degrees, broke a record as well. High humidity factored in to that, making nights warmer than usual:
The last day of August will bring one of the hottest summers on record to a close. High humidity kept nights warm. pic.twitter.com/YciCt7rpwl
— NWS State College (@NWSStateCollege) August 31, 2016
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.