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  1. The early July and the August/September heat waves were dry. The late July one, not so much. And this summer's warmth (very little heat) were humid.
  2. From my memory eight sounds about right. We had the 100+ wave in early July, another intensely hot spell in late July and another in late August/early September.
  3. From what I remember Joseph D'Aleo has said, 1980 and 1991 were "failed El Niños." 1993 was a crumbling El Niño leading to a "cold-neutral" for 1993-4, which is short of a La Niña. I personally think the trend, i.e. with cooling in Niñ0 is more important than the actual state. For example 1973 and 2010 were rapid plunges from fairly significant El Niños to significant La Niñas, as was one summer we haven't discussed, 1970. 1970 was a drop, not plunge, from a moderate El Niño to a moderate La Niña. During periods when the Pacific is warming, though still at Niña levels the summers are not back-to-back hot. Examples are 1974, 1984 and 2008. Niño 3.4 temperatures were quite "droppy" during 1980, though not to Niña levels.
  4. 2002 did not, from what I remember, have a hot September. I remember August being hot, until a rainy and cool last week. I agree with you about April, late June, July and most of August. 1994 was quite hot through the end of July; as if the weather G-ds had access to a calendar. The cooldown actually signaled the 1994-5 El Niño, and 1996's cool summer presaged the super El Niño of 1997-8. Second La Niña summers are also frequently hot in May or early June, cool thereafter. Examples of this are 1974, 1984, 1989 (though with one July and one September heat wave), 1990, 2000 (brrrr), and 2008 (almost a match with 1925 and 1984 for the big June heat wave). 2011 kept the heat going a while longer than most second-summer La Niñas.
  5. 1995 had a few hot days in advance of a back-door cold front in July, and a substantially above-normal August and early September.
  6. 1977 was one of those rare El Niño summers with big heat. 2002 is the only other one I can think of. El Niño is usually a cool signal for summers. Think 1969 (one four-day heat wave, a fair number of individual hot days but lots of cool weather and rain), 1972 (June and early-mid August very cool though July and September each had hot weeks), 1979 (one three-day heat wave in May), 1982 (one very hot week in July, otherwise cool), 1992 (historically cool, three-day waves in May and July, with some cooling help from Pinatubo), 2003, 2004, and 2009 (June and July historically cool, three-day heat waves in April and August). 1977 was in many ways a lot like 1969 and 1982, just with a bigger temperature spike. That is why we remember 1977 as a hot summer even though it really wasn't.
  7. Even 1977's hottest day, 104°, was followed by an 87° day, the only cooldown that I know of (may one in 1995) that wen from 100+ to under 90 in a day. 1995, however, was a proper roaster of a summer.
  8. 1977 had a very hot period but I doubt that overall it was anywhere near a record. June and August were not hot.
  9. Looks like it's just not happening this summer. Almost a summer cancel but a bit early to call that.
  10. Also though a smattering of 90's and lots of 80's.
  11. I experienced 1966. Basically it was a six-week wonder, from the last week of June to very early August. The other summers had much better distribution of heat. 1980 and 1983 were hot for most of June to most of September. 1991 and 1993 even better, from early May to about two to three weeks after Labor Day.1970 wasn't bad in that regard but it's top temperature for the summer I think was 94° and we didn't have quite the number of 90° toppers. 1973 topped out at 98° or 99° in late August-early September, and the heat had started around June 9 or so. 2002 at least had the merit of covering the last week of June until the heat abruptly ended in a rain bath in late August. 2010's heat covered all of July through the first two or so weeks of September.
  12. It depends, I suppose, on if the summers are ranked in number of days over 90, 95, 100, or overall average. I know 1980 is the warmest for June - September, so periods of time also matter. In 2010 the heat stretched into September, In 1966 I think we hit 94° as a record once in August. I remember, in sleepaway camp in Massachusetts, July was rather hot and August downright chilly.
  13. 1944,1955 (hottest and driest July until 1999),1966 (three days over 100°), 1977 (three days over 100°), 1988 (the start of the "global warming" hysteria and Hansen's hilarious testimony on "greenhouse effect"), 1999 (see comment on 1955) and 2010 ( two or three days over 100°, I forget, and major late August into early September heat wave) were all major bake-offs. Will 2021 repeat? I hope so unless our pool doesn't reopen soon.
  14. It looks like about 9" here in Rye Brook. I don't think sleet mixed in. Temperature bounced between 23° and 25° during the night.
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