NWS: 2016 was 2nd hottest summer on record in E. Tennessee

KNOXVILLE - If you think this summer has been hotter than usual, you are right!

The National Weather Service in Morristown says it was the second hottest summer on record in East Tennessee.

The average temperature in Knoxville in June, July, and August was 80.4 degrees. Those temperatures were second only to 2010, when the average temperatures for those months was 81 degrees.

It was even hotter in Chattanooga, with an average of 82.5 degrees, and a little cooler in the Tri-Cities, with an average of 77.1 degrees.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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