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Summer hot and dry, but no record-breaker

A couple fish on the Mohawk River near the Stockade section of Schenectady on Friday morning.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
A couple fish on the Mohawk River near the Stockade section of Schenectady on Friday morning.
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This summer was hotter and drier than normal but didn’t break any records, weather experts say. When the mercury shot up to 98 degrees on July 17, the hottest day of the summer so far, it was still not a record. The record for that day was 99 degrees set in 1900, according to Kevin Lipton, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albany. This year’s heat records were all set earlier in the ...


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