There were more sultry 70-something overnights in Buffalo this summer than any other.
More days above 80 degrees than any other. And, seven 90-degree afternoons.
But, did all that heat correlate into hotter tempers, frayed nerves and increased street violence resulting in more homicides?
The 23 homicides recorded since June 1 this year are about two more than average for the time period.
But, data shows the coolest year of the bunch for average temperature - 2009 - also spurred the second-most homicides between June 1 and Sept. 30: 25.
The Summer of 2009 also had the least amount of daytime highs above 80 degrees: just 23, compared with 77 such days this summer.
The other years with more homicides than this one -- 2010 and 2015 -- each had considerably days above 80 degrees -- 55 and 44 days respectively -- than 2016.
And, in 2011, which experienced 13 homicides, there were 66 days of at least 80 degrees or more.