Our break from the 90s coming to an end


Think all the back to July 13th. Why exactly?

That was actually the last time most of us experienced temperatures above 90º. Since then, the mercury has hovered in the 80s and even dipped into the 70s on a few occasions. 

Normally, the Quad Cities top 90º about 8 times every July. We hit the mark 7 times in 2018…only all of those days were concentrated in the first half of the month. 

That will change this weekend. A few spots southwest of the Quad Cities have already hit 90° this afternoon. Temperatures on Saturday and Sunday will reach into the low 90s across the region. 

Here’s just a few more 90s statistics for the QC area:

  • 5 is our average number of 90º+ days in August
  • 21 is our average number of 90º+ days in a year (we’re already at 23 this year)
  • 45 is the number of times we hit 90º back in 2012 (highest number in the last 30 years)

*All averages are computed from the last 30 years of records at the Quad City International Airport.

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