No sweat: summer was mild

Sep 11, 2017

Meteorologists have confirmed what many of us suspected: it was a mild summer in the Evansville area. 

The National Weather Service considers the period of June 1st to August 31st as Meteorological Summer, and Evansville recorded fewer 90-degree days than any summer since 2004.

The weather service recorded just 23 days that the temperature reached or exceeded 90 degrees in Evansville.

The average is 36 days.

The weather service also says we had many stretches with comfortable humidity levels.

The Evansville area saw slightly less rain than normal, with 9.8 inches recorded through the period.

The average is 10-to-12 inches.

The weather service notes parts of western Kentucky received more rain than usual when the remnants of Hurricane Harvey moved through the region at the end of August.

The remnants of Irma are expected to bring rain to the area this week.