Skip to Content

The hottest day of the year

Even though some areas set record high temperatures for the day on Saturday, it is still pretty early for the hottest day of the year.  The Weather Channel has a nice discussion of NOAA’s map of when the hottest day of the year occurs at https://weather.com/science/news/warmest-day-year-map-noaa-ncdc-20140626.

EarthSky also discusses why the solstice is not the hottest day, even though the sun is the highest in the sky.  You can read it at http://earthsky.org/earth/why-isnt-the-longest-day-of-the-year-the-hottest-day.