Days with Max Temperature > 90°F

The total number of days per year with maximum temperature above various thresholds is an indicator of how often very hot conditions occur. Depending upon humidity, wind, and physical workload, people who work outdoors or don’t have access to air conditioning may feel very uncomfortable or experience heat stress or illness on very hot days.
Hot days also stress plants, animals, and human infrastructures such as roads, railroads, and electric lines. Increased demand for electricity to cool homes and buildings can place additional stress on energy infrastructure. 

The information found on this page was taken from the Climate Explorer tool, which includes interactive maps and models that have capabilities beyond what is shown on this site.  To view these interactive maps and graphs specifically for Erie County, click here.