December 2022

Vol. 50, No. 6

Bird Sightings: July-August 2022

Neil Hayward and Robert H. Stymeist


July 2022 was one of Boston’s hottest and driest on record. The average temperature for the month was 77.5 degrees, which tied the record for the third-hottest July since 1872. Our summers are getting hotter consistent with climate change; the hottest July on record was in 2019. There were nine days during the month with temperatures reaching 90 degrees or higher, including seven straight days from July 19 to 25. Boston reached 100 degrees on Sunday July 24 for the first time since June 30, 2021. There were 11 days of precipitation during the month that totaled a meager 0.62 inch in Boston. The average July precipitation for Boston is 3.27 inches.

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