National Weather Service meteorologist Sarah McCorkle said she believed summer was cooler than average this year in Sonoma County. She was surprised when she looked at the data.
One high-temperature record was broken, another matched, and overall temperatures were slightly above-average, she said.
Still, the summer was mostly uneventful, particularly considering wildfires. A lack of extreme heat waves allowed vegetation to retain moisture from the wet winter, resulting in fewer and smaller blazes.
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