New York Shatters Summer Heat Records Nws Says

09.03.12 | Sarah Harnisch

This summer's weather was offically a record breaker. The warming trend started in late spring and lasted through August. According to the National Weather Service in Buffalo, it was the warmest 4-month stretch on record in 142 years, from May 1st through August 31st. It was the fifth hottest on record. The average temperature was 69 degrees, including temperatures at night. It was also the driest summer in 76 years of record-keeping. Experts predict the warm trend will continue at least through mid-December, then we'll see a major shift in the weather pattern as El Nina moves.