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Western New York experienced the warmest summer on record this year. The National Weather Service reports that from May through August temperatures were the warmest and the third driest since they began keeping records in 1871.

Meteorologist David Thomas said local lawns were crispy and brown the whole summer this year as a result. 

“The last time it’s been this warm, we can look back to just a few years ago in 2005 and even last year it was quite warmer, but not as warm as this year. We have had several years recently that have been fairly warm,” said Thomas.

Thomas said the hottest days this summer were Aug 3rd and 4th hitting 95 and 96 degrees. He said as a whole this was the hottest four months for Western New York, however we didn’t hit the summer record high of 99 degrees. 

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