Jul 5, 2016

June was a scorcher: Fresno heat wave broke summer records early

Fresno, CA
USA
by
Krysta Scripter
,
Fresno Bee
Miguel Lunar of Madco Electric takes a swig of cold water during work at Palm and Shields avenues to install traffic sensors under the roadway surface on June 21. Photo: John Walker, Fresno Bee
Miguel Lunar of Madco Electric takes a swig of cold water during work at Palm and Shields avenues to install traffic sensors under the roadway surface on June 21. Photo: John Walker, Fresno Bee

June’s record-breaking heat wave made sure the summer would start off scorching hot for Fresno.

The National Weather Service Tuesday said June 1 reached a high of 105 degrees in Fresno, which set a record for the date. Overall, Fresno had its fifth-warmest June, with an average temperature of 80.9 degrees, 3.7 degrees above normal...

Strong high pressure over the region caused heat waves at both the start and end of the month