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William

hi Rob. how confident are you about this summer being torrid? 2010, 2002, 1995, 1988 and 1980 all had 29 or more 90° days. based on this seven to eight year pattern, I predict this year will be no different.

Rob

An interesting observation, but I don't think weather patterns adhere to numerical patterns. And during the 30-year period you cited, there were also other hot summers: 1983, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1999 and 2016. Bottom line, I think it's a crap shoot.

William

Well, I guess my prediction was wrong. New York didn't quite reach (29) 90° days in 2018, but the city did get close though, with 25, including four days with a high of 89°.

Harry Mandel

One thing I noticed, I think purely coincidental, is most of the "same digit" years in the 20th century had very hot summers, I know that is true of 1911, 1944, 1955, 1966, 1977, 1988 and 1999; not as sure about 1922 and 1933. I believe 2011 was pretty hot too.

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