Taking the Temperature of Summer Businesses

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mister Softee ice cream truck in Brooklyn, New York. (Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock)

The highest temperature on record for this summer so far reached only 91 degrees. Listeners with summer businesses or jobs that rely on hot weather call in to self-report how their sales have fared in this cooler-than-usual summer.

Comments [4]

Josh from Oyster Bay, NY (Long Island)

This has been a "summerless summer"? I strongly disagree. I think the weather this summer has been great. It doesn't need to be 95 degrees and humid in order for people to enjoy summertime activities.

Aug. 26 2014 12:45 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Yet again, deniers: Climate =/= weather, global =/= uniform.

Aug. 26 2014 11:59 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Seriously? You think people don't eat ice cream when it's in the 80s? As far as I'm concerned, that's plenty hot, even if the forecasts call it "warm."

Aug. 26 2014 11:54 AM
Karen from Long Beach, NY

Hello from Long Beach, NY (Long Island)
This summer has been just fine. There are crowds of people on the beaches and boardwalk.

Aug. 26 2014 11:48 AM

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