This past summer had the second-highest average temperature on record and tied 2010 with the most 90-degree days.
The average temperature in the region for June, July and August was 77.1 degrees Fahrenheit, falling only behind 2010, which set the record with an average temperature of 77.3 degrees.
The normal average temperature for the summer months in the region is 73.3 degrees, which means this summer was 3.8 degrees hotter than normal.
Those hot days are expected to start dissipating in the next few weeks. September typically is the transition month from summer to fall. By the middle of the month, 90-degree days become increasingly rare.