How hot has it been? Fresno already has 31 days at 100 degrees or higher this year, and the average for an entire summer is 36.
But the heat will have to keep blasting for Fresno to equal last year’s total — 48. As I have written already, August was very warm last year with 23 days at or above 100 degrees.
There was one other thing I saw in the 2012 numbers that seemed interesting: October had two triple-digit days. I checked October data all the way back to 1996, and did not find a 100-degree day.
I have emailed the National Weather Service in Hanford to find out how long ago there was another triple-digit Fresno day in October.