First Alert Weather In-Depth: Summer recap

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Now that the summer season has rounded out, News10NBC First Alert Meteorologist Alex Bielfeld took a look at where the Rochester area stood this year in terms of temperatures as well as precipitation.

The average temperature this summer was around 71.4 degrees. That’s tied with 2020, making 2021 number seven in the top 10 warmest years since 1960.

The Rochester area had a dry June and very wet July, but in August, we needed up about where we were supposed to be in terms of rainfall totals.

In terms of the top 10 standing since 1960, 2021 didn’t crack the top 10.

In 1998, there was around 18.5” and 2021 stands at 16th.

This summer was not too hot, but not too cold, definitely above average for temperatures and for rainfall it wasn’t the wettest but it wasn’t the driest either, it was above average as well.