Back in May, we asked Capital Weather Gang readers to predict how many 90 degree days there would be at Reagan National Airport (DCA) during meteorological summer (which spans June 1 to August 31).
The results are here:
How many 90 degree days did DCA actually record? 29. That number falls in the category most Capital Weather Gang (CWG) readers chose and is right in the middle of the overall distribution. So CWG readers did a nice job predicting we'd have about an average number of 90 degree days. For reference, the historical average is 31.
We also asked CWG readers to post their specific guess on the number of 90 degree days in the comment area and indicated we would rank the guesses after summer ended.
Peter L made the best guess by nailing the number of 90 degree days, predicting 29.
Here is how the rest of CWG reader guesses stack up:
Jake in Reston: 34
Model Monkey: 36
DC Thunder: 38
The CWG itself, in its summer outlook, predicted "about 30" 90 degree days -- pretty close to reality...
All in all, CWG readers and the CWG did an accurate job predicting the number of 90 degree days.