Cool, fall temperatures come in wake of baking summer

Temperatures stayed above average for most of the summer with six 90 degree days recorded at the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport

Extreme temperatures and near drought conditions were experienced for most of the summer in the Valley.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Heat, humidity and lots of sunshine were common all summer long. Temperatures stayed above average for most of the summer with six 90 degree days recorded at the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport. Many weather stations across the Valley recorded more days at 90 or better.

WKBN First News Chief Meteorologist Paul Wetzl said while there were many areas around the country that had quite a bit of rain, the Valley did not.

“We went through the biggest part of summer near drought or just into drought. Of course, that dryness helps influence temperature for us,” Wetzl said.

Summer 2016 was the hottest summer in Youngstown since 1995 at three degrees above average when factoring in high and low temperatures. August was the sixth hottest on record.

Bill Adler is a landscaper is happy to see the hot, dry summer come to an end.

“That was too hot for me – just kind of sweat all the time and it was too much humidity,” Adler said.

Temperatures are going to stay on the cool side over the next several days as a trough of low pressure moves slowly through.

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