Preliminary Climate Data Reveals Record Hot Summer

...RECORD SUMMER HEAT...

THE 2010 CLIMATIC SUMMER SEASON (JUNE 1-AUGUST 31) HAS BEEN ONE OF
THE HOTTEST ON RECORD. THE 3 MONTH AVERAGE TEMPERATURE RECORDS AT
ROANOKE VA...DANVILLE VA...BLACKSBURG VA AND BLUEFIELD WV WERE SET
THIS SUMMER. LYNCHBURGS AVERAGE SUMMER TEMPERATURE WAS THE 7TH
WARMEST ON RECORD. CONTRIBUTING TO THE HIGH AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
WERE RECORD SETTING SUMMER MINIMUMS. THE 3 MONTH AVERAGE MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET AT ROANOKE VA...DANVILLE VA...AND
BLUEFIELD WV. AT BLACKSBURG VA...THE AVERAGE SUMMER LOW TEMPERATURE
WAS THE SECOND HIGHEST.

   CLIMATIC SUMMER (JUNE 1-AUGUST 31)
   AVERAGE TEMPERATURE/YEAR (RANKING)
ROANOKE......78.2/2010 (1)...77.4/1987 (2)
LYNCHBURG....78.5/1934 (1)...77.1/2010 (7)
DANVILLE.....80.0/2010 (1)...78.7/1952 (2)
BLACKSBURG...72.9/2010 (1)...72.3/1987 (2)
BLUEFIELD....74.5/2010 (1)...74.2/2007 (2)

AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE/YEAR (RANKING)
ROANOKE......68.1/2010 (1)...67.3/2005 (2)
LYNCHBURG....67.7/1943 (1)...65.8/2010 (19)
DANVILLE.....68.4/2010 (1)...67.3/1995 (2)
BLACKSBURG...61.7/1994 (1)...61.6/2010 (2)
BLUEFIELD....65.6/2010 (1)...65.4/2005 (2)

PERIOD OF RECORD
ROANOKE.....1912
LYNCHBURG...1893
DANVILLE....1948
BLACKSBURG..1952
BLUEFIELD...1959