That old saying was very true this summer, as most of the discomfort came from above average humidity (dew points) and the subsequent warm muggy evenings and mornings rather than a lot of days in the mid 90s which were in short supply compared to normal and to recent decades.
The highest official temperature I think for the whole summer was 96F.
The 3-month summer average temperature was near-normal for most of the Metro area, with pockets of a little warmer than normal and a little below-normal:
Rainfall for the Metro Atlanta area shows
And as a result for a nice change of pace, we end summer without a drought:
Notice how the average of daily maximum temperatures was near-normal to a bit below-normal for the Metro area:
On the other hand, the average daily minimum or night-time low temps in the early morning averaged above-normal, shwoing the influence of the high humidity making temperatures fall very slowly overnight:
It turned out my summer outlook issued back in the spring worked out well.
In case you forgot, LAST SUMMER temperatures averaged close to normal June-August and rainfall averaged 20% below-normal.
However, LAST SEPTEMBER had a huge heat wave with temps for the month averaging 6 degrees above-normal with rainfall for the month down 85%. Most September 2019 highs were way above anything we experienced during the actual summer months, very unusual. As a result severe to extreme drought developed by October 2019.
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