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'That 70s streak' in Buffalo reaches 95 days, tying all-time record; new mark to be set Saturday

It's Buffalo's weather equivalent of Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak.

And, it's still streaking.

At 11:05 a.m. today, the temperature at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport reached 70 degrees. Again.

That made it 95 days in a row that's happened, equaling an all-time weather mark, according to National Weather Service data.

"All-time" for the airport -- or anywhere in Buffalo -- since records started being kept by the National Weather Service in 1870.

The streak has accounted for more than one-third of all the days thus far in 2016.

So much for our national reputation as a snowy outpost.

Forecasts show whenever the streak of days at or above 70 degrees is finally snapped, 2016's mark is likely to be in the triple digits.

Daytime highs in the mid-to-upper 70s are forecast through at least the end of next week.

 

Fast Facts of 'That 70s Streak' of 2016:

Consecutive days: 95 and counting.

Started: Tuesday June 14. High of 74°

Highest temperature: 92° on Aug. 9 and Aug. 13.

90-degree days: seven.

80-degree days: 63.

70-degree days: 25.

Record: tied for No. 1 all-time with 2005 (May 31 to Sept. 22, 2005)

 

 

 

 

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