We've had a pretty warm June here in Maine. Back on the 8th, we hit 94 degrees. Today and tomorrow we are in the 90's with a Heat index at 100 degrees. As I write this we are at 96 degrees in Portland. The record for today is 98, one of the top 5 HOTTEST days in Portland history.  Is all this heat a sign of things to come for the summer? Our friends at the Farmers' Almanac call for a warm and stormy summer, with temperatures above normal. The Farmers' Almanac also prognosticates that the heat will stick around deep into September, so those air conditioners are not going anywhere for a while. The average temperature for June in Portland is 76 degrees. We are WAY over that today. It may not be Top 5, but it certainly is one of the all-time hottest days in Portland!

What Were The Hottest Days Ever In Portland?

According to ClimateSpy, here are the 5 hottest days in Portland history

2 Aug 1975         102.9°F

23 Jul 2011         100°F

28 Jun 1991       98.1°F

18 Aug 1987       97°F

16 Jun 1988       97°F

 

It will be nice to get a break from the heat this weekend, with highs expected to be in the '60s and 70's for the 4th of July weekend. Are these crazy weather swings or what? Memorial Day in the '40s. Then we go into the '90s and then back to the '60s and back to the 90's. We must be in Maine or something. No complaining though, this is the weather we wish for on those cold and windy mornings in February!

 

In terms of the hottest MONTHS ever. Don't for that last July was the warmest month of all time in Portland!

 

 

 

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