It's official: NH has its second heat wave of the year
CONCORD — It's been a hot, humid week, and now we can officially call it a heat wave. A heat wave is defined as three consecutive days with temperatures hitting at least 90 degrees.
In Concord, the high temperature on Wednesday was 91 degrees and on Thursday the mercury hit 90 as well. Friday makes it day three.
The state capital was very close to stringing five days together; the high temperature on both Monday and Tuesday was 89 degrees.
The first heat wave of the year was far more impressive. The high temperature on June 12 hit a sweltering 97 degrees, in the middle of three days with temperatures in the middle 90s.
Now, there have been a total of nine 90-degree days in Concord this year. Last year, there were a staggering 25 90-degree days, likely a result of the very dry conditions in the middle of the drought.