“As good as it was, though, it was not a record-setting summer in the Olympia area, according to Josh Smith at the National Weather Service.
But it was darn close.
Here are some weather statistics for the June 21 to Sept. 20 period:
There was 2.39 inches of rain recorded in the Olympia area, which sounds pretty dry but a scant 0.97 inch fell during the same period in 2006.
It was warm, but the average maximum temperature was 79.5 degrees, making it the third-highest on record. The highest average maximum temperature was set in the summer of 1967 at 81.2 degrees, followed by 79.7 degrees in 1958.
Average overnight lows for the period made it the sixth-warmest on record at 50.7 degrees. The warmest average overnight low was set in the summer of 2013 at 52.7 degrees,” by Rolf Boone ion The Olympian.