Boise breaks weather record on Sunday with 100 degree heat
Welcome to one of the hottest summers in Boise history.
Boise had a 50/50 chance Sunday of breaking a weather record tracked since 1875, meteorologists say, and temperatures soared as high as 100 degrees Sunday afternoon to make 2022 the year with the most days – 21 – at 100 or more in the history of the City of Trees.
Boise tied the previous 20-day record, set in 2003, on Wednesday afternoon. Today’s high temperature of 103 also set a record for August 17, breaking the 102 mark set in 2020.
The National Weather Service entered the 99-degree forecast for the city on Sunday. Weather models predicted a 50% chance of it being 99 and the same chance of it being 100, according to Les Colin, a weather service meteorologist.
The coin landed on the side of the disc.
A weather record like this has been on the charts for some time. Wooded reached 100 degrees 18 times in 2021, 16 times in 2006 and 2007, and 14 times in 2018, 2015 and 2013.
“We are consistently above 10 days now, per summer. Years ago it would have been on the higher end. Now we do it regularly,” Colin told the Idaho Statesman on Wednesday. “To exceed 20 or 21 days in the near future, I would say the trend is in that direction.”
This story was originally published August 21, 2022 5:25 p.m.