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Tuesday
Sep302014

Montana summer was hot, but no record breaker

A summer to remember, but not one for the record books- GNP webcam photo(MISSOULA)- It may have seemed the temperature was permanently stuck above 90-degrees through the summer. But a final check of the weather records shows this year wasn't even in the Top 10 hottest summers in Western Montana. 

While other parts of the Northwest like Seattle experienced the hottest summer on record, Western Montana actually had what might be considered a fairly typical summer. 

The National Weather Service office in Missoula reports there were 21-days in July, or nearly the entire month, when the official temperature was 90-degrees or higher. However, things turned around in August, with only 10-days topping the 90-degree mark. And NWS says once again this year we didn't have a single day when Missoula's official temperature broke 100-degrees. 

And the last month of summer didn't change that picture either, especially with the mid-September cold snap that brought snow to the mountains. Last week's hot temperatures did break some records for individual days, but happened on the first few days of autumn. 

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