BOISE, Idaho — On August 21st, Boise hit 100° for the 21st time this summer, which became a new record for the most days of 100° or hotter in one season (the previous record was 20 days in 2003).
Just two days later, the temperature at BOI went up to 101°, taking the triple-digit tally for 2022 up to 22 days. While we are in the midst of some much cooler and more seasonable temperatures this weekend, the heat is expected to return in a big way next week, and the tally of triple digit days is expected to continue to rise.
Does it feel like this has been the hottest August you can remember? You are probably right! The crew at the National Weather Service in Boise shared this on Twitter Saturday:
As that NWS tweet recognizes, there are still five days of temperature data to go into the books for August 2022. However, by the looks of the forecast for next week, the final days of August will be HOT. In fact, there could be some daily record high temperatures in jeopardy, especially Wednesday and Thursday.
Wednesday is the final day of August, and September 1st marks the beginning of meteorological fall (the months of September, October, and November).
On September 1st, the data for the month of August 2022 will be in the books, and meteorological summer 2022 will also be complete. While it seems likely that August 2022 will go down as the hottest on record for Boise, it is also very likely that summer 2022 will go down as one of the hottest summers in Boise.
This is how the data looks now, with 5 days missing from 2022. If the current forecast verifies for the final days of August, this summer will become one of the top 4 hottest summers on record.
This is an interesting outcome to the summer, as BOI made into a "top HOT spot" on this list, despite the fact that June was a cooler month -- near average for the month -- and the 45th warmest on record.
That proves that if you've been thinking July and August were some of the hottest days you can remember, you are probably correct. July and August had to be that much hotter for the summer, as a whole, to rise to the top of the list for the "hottest on record."
Also, if it feels like this extreme heat is becoming the new normal, check out this "Top 40 Hottest Summers" study from our meteorologist Bri Eggers.
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