August was the hottest month ever recorded in Amherst

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It sure has been a very warm start to the month of September. The reason we’ve been so warm and dry is this strong area of high pressure sitting over the eastern third of the country. It has provided sinking air that’s kept us mainly dry and bright, plus it’s helped to push heat and humidity our way from the south and southwest.

This is a short term round of heat, because as we head later into the week cooler and more comfortable air will get closer from the northwest.

Relief won’t truly get here until Friday though, so we’ve still got more very warm days to get through.

To put this heat in perspective, July and August are typically our hottest months and September isn’t even the third hottest, June is. So with September our 4th warmest month, that makes 90s or near 90 degree temperatures that much more unusual.

Temperatures do tend to drop significantly through the month of September though. We’ll continue to track the heat here on 22News. 
 

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