Temperatures sink after abnormally hot stretch

Eric Koehler and his daughter Lillyan, 1, watch the ducks at
Heartwell Park while enjoying cooler temperatures
Wednesday afternoon.
After sizzling temperatures in late August and early September gave local residents a strong foretaste of an Indian summer, this week marks a turnaround in temperatures and a little bit of relief from the heat.

The National Weather Service office in Hastings found that from Aug. 19 to Sept. 10, the average temperature was 78.9 degrees, which was the fifth warmest average seen in that 23-day stretch in 107 years.

"So, over the course of 107 years in Hastings, there were only four other years when that time frame was hotter than it was this year," said meteorologist Ryan Pfannkuch. "That's pretty remarkable."

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