Did it seem hotter than usual in June? You bet it was, says the National Weather Service.
During the nine-day triple-digit heat wave that started June 17, temperatures were recorded at 105 degrees or hotter for seven of those days, including a blistering high of 110 on June 20. (And 110 wasn’t even a record-breaker – it tied the record high for the date that was set in 1920.)
Fresno’s heat wave set new records for highest temperature and hottest low temperature on June 18 (107 and 76 degrees), June 19 (108 and 81) and June 22 (109 and 80), and highest low temperatures on June 20 (80) and June 23 (78), the weather service reported Saturday.
The nine days of triple-digit temperatures was above normal for June, which typically registers six in Fresno.
The weather service also reported on the rainfall totals for the 2016-17 season, which ended on Friday. Fresno’s recorded rainfall was 17.2 inches. A normal year is 11.5 inches. None of that rain was recorded in June, the weather service reported.
As they say, at least it’s a dry heat.