Philadelphia’s Changing Climate
2016 has been a hot and dry summer in Philadelphia. Here are a few charts that summarize the 1950-2016 daily temperature and precipitation data at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).
August 2016 warmest in 1950 – 2016 period
The mean temperature in August, 2016 was 81.3 F, making it the hottest August in the 1950 – 2016 period.
41 Days with maximum daily temperature was 90 or more degrees.
Very Dry Summer
It’s been a dry summer, we are 3.34 inches below median cumulative rainfall for this time of year. 2016 ranks 35th out of 45 years, only 11 years have had less rain than 2016 since 1970.