Thursday, August 25, 2011
This summer may go down as our hottest summer ever. But where does the Air Capital rank among other U.S. cities this summer when it comes to heat? Good question.
News website, the Daily Beast, compiled a list of the hottest U.S. cities through June and July. Using National Weather Service data, cities are ranked on the number of days with a higher than normal temperature, combined with the average degrees higher than normal.
According to the site's rankings, Wichita was the 8th hottest city in the U.S. for the months of June and July, with 44 hotter than normal days since June 1st, and a high temperature of 111. So, the Air Capital cracks the top ten cities on the list.
Oklahoma City was the second hottest with 50 days hotter than normal. Tulsa was the 4th hottest on the list. Colorado Springs ranked as the 6th hottest U.S. city for June and July with 48 days hotter than normal.
According to the Daily Beast rankings, the hottest city in the United States for the months of June and July was Lubbock, Texas. For the month of June, Lubbock was almost 9 degrees hotter than normal. Of course, the summer isn't over. No telling where Wichita will rank when all is said and done.
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