Denver, CO set a new alltime record of 24 consecutive days above 90°.
Tuesday a huge open space park (Green Mountain) that's just west of town caught fire and burned after a dry lightning storm. Due to prevailing winds this meant heavy smoke throughout the metro area *cough, cough*
We finally broke the heatwave yesterday with a record one-day rainfall total (almost 2") and funnel clouds. I was positively freezing on my way home through the torrential rainfall which was that shading-towards-sleet kinda thing you get in the mountains. However it was in-a-good-way cold since we've been hovering around 100 degrees for the past several weeks. That plus it's kind of fun-in-a-sick-way to go barging through foot-deep puddles on a bicycle.
the mister and I sat on the back patio last night drinking appletinis in a hailstorm whilst the tornado sirens wailed. Good times!
Regular L.A. summer so far: very warm and dry, temps usually in the 80s/90s during the day and 60s/70s at night. There was a nasty heatwave for about a week in June (100+ temps) that I missed because I was in Scottsdale (where temps were 110+!!). Based on nothing other than a hunch, I predict one more nasty heatwave between now and late Sept. So far fire season down here hasn't been as bad as it was in recent years; it's been terrible up north this year, though.
I should mention that the temps can sometimes differ a lot within L.A. because of its varied geography. It can be in the upper 70s in Santa Monica, mid to upper 80s downtown, and upper 90s or 100 in the Valley or Pasadena... all at the exact same moment. (And guess who moved to the Valley last year?)
South New Jersey (though I think of it more as central/south) - lots of humidity, though this week we havent' really cracked 90 degrees for a change. We could use more rain - only the weeds are growing in our yard. For days the weatherman says there are "chances of thunderstorms" but we keep missing out.
I'm in metro Phoenix, AZ. I refuse to look at the temps once it gets above 100 as it's too depressing. But it's been well above 100 for months. On the plus side, we have had a few scattered monsoon downpours, which are quite lovely and exciting when they're going on and then just make it over 100 and humid the next day. Post this thread again in December, and I won't be so glum.
Central UK - grey, rainy summer so far. Three or four 'very warm' days (where 'very warm' here for the weather people = over 25 degrees C, where 'hot' = over 30) with sun. Otherwise crappy, but at least I'm getting some work done, and the garden is happy. The cat, not so much.