Will August bring a sharp break in the heat?
FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:
Will August bring us a sharp break in the heat? Forecasters looked at Washington’s five hottest summers, in 1939, 1936, 1980, 1988 and 2010. All but the last saw a “significant” August cool-down.
The July 1930 temperatures were most like this year’s. The heat persisted through Aug. 9, with a record high of 102. By the 12th , the low had dropped to a record 56. “Must’ve been one heck of a cold front,” forecasters said. “Now to wait and see if history repeats itself.”
(SUN PHOTO: Rachel J. Golden, 2000)