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Examiner
  • Summer has been cooler than usual

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  • 0: Number of high-temperature readings of 100 or higher so far this summer. At Kansas City International Airport, where official National Weather Service records are kept, it’s been above 95 just four times since June 1, the last being 97 on July 22. In the summers of 2008 and 2009, there also were no highs of 100 or more.
    100: The number of days in Kansas City on which the record high is 100 or higher, including every day from June 15 through Sept. 8.
    89: The average high in Kansas City from July 15 through Aug. 6, making that, on average, the hottest time of the year. (The average high for today is 88, and the record is 110, in 1936.)
    113: The all-time high in Kansas City, on Aug. 14, 1936. That was the third day of 16 in a row with readings of 100 or more. Thirteen daily records set in that 16-day stretch still stand. All were 104 or higher. Two were 108, two were 109, and two were 110.
    2.67: Number of inches the area is short of precipitation this year. The area has had about half an inch more rain than normal so far in August but just 22.53 inches for the year, through Tuesday, compared with an average of 25.2 inches.

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