Temperatures sizzling

  • Jul. 26, 2004 1:00 p.m.

It’s been a record-breaking summer at the Sandspit weather station.
The station has been recording temperatures since 1949, and according to employee Rod Chilton, there have been several days in the past few months that have been all-time highs.
At 26.7°, June 20, 2004 was the hottest June day out of the 1,700 or so June days on record, scorching the previous high by more than 2 degrees.
May 19, May 22, June 18, June 19, and most recently, July 23, were also daily records, said Mr. Chilton.
“I’d say that on the whole, it’s slightly warmer than usual,” he said, adding that the last month has seen more of a trend toward milder nights, as well. “It’s barely going below 14, 15 degrees at night.”