Hottest Summer of Albany, 1959

The summer of 1959 was the hottest summer ever in the history of Albany. There were 996 cooling degree days during the summer of 1959, compared to the normal of 550 cooling degree days. Cooling degrees are the number of degrees an air conditioning must lower the air temperature in a month to make the indoors a comfortable 65 degrees.

May 1959 – 150
May Normal – 15

June 1959 – 293
June Normal – 97

July 1959 – 293
July Normal – 219

August 1959 – 281
August Normal – 183

September 1959 – 171
September Normal – 33

October 1959 – 12
October Normal – 3

If you aren’t convinced that Albany was hot during the summer 1959, consider the fact that the temperature average for September 1959 was 82 degrees in Albany. That’s ten degrees above the September average of 72 degrees most years.