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HEAT WAVES July 7, 2010

Posted by thenaturalist in Heat Waves, Hot Weather.
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The National Weather Service defines a heat wave as three or more consecutive days with highs of 90 degrees or higher. There have been seven heat waves in Burlington since 2000:

June 14-16, 2001 (3 days: 92, 93, 90)

August 6-10, 2001 (5 days: 91,95, 96, 99, 90)

July 1-4, 2002 (4 days: 91, 94, 95, 90)

August 11-15, 2002 (5 days: 93, 93, 93, 96, 91)

September 8-10, 2002 (3 days: 93, 98, 93)

June 24-26, 2003 (3 days: 96,90, 94)

July 5-7, 2010 (2 days and still counting: 92, 95 …)

(BFP, 7/7/10)

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HEAT WAVE OF SEPTEMBER 2002 September 10, 2002

Posted by thenaturalist in Heat Waves, Records.
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Burlington’s scorching September continued on September 10 as the temperature soared to 93 degrees, topping the old record high of 90 degrees for September 10 set in 1989. This week’s weather is now an official heat wave, which requires three consecutive days at or above 90 degrees. this heat wave is the third of the year, with the first in early July and the second in mid-August. There have been 17 days at or above 90. The average is six.

HEAT WAVE OF AUGUST 2002 August 15, 2002

Posted by thenaturalist in Heat Waves.
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The temperature in Burlington reached 96 degrees on August 14, 2002, tying a record set in 1947. It was the hottest day of summer and the 12th day of 90 degree weather this year. August 14 was the peak of a four-day heat wave that has sent temperatures to 93 degrees or higher every day since August 11.

HEAT WAVE OF JULY 1-4, 2002 July 4, 2002

Posted by thenaturalist in Fourth of July, Heat Waves.
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Severe Fourth of July thunderstorms across Vermont announced the end of a four-day heat wave. Golf ball-sized hail crashed down on Brookfield, and hail the size of quarters hit Warren. Trees and tree limbs fell in Union Village, Braintree and Hinesburg. (BFP 7/5/02)