WASHINGTON, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FRIDAY, JUNE 21: FULL TILT
Profile America — Friday, June 21st. Summer arrived in the dark of the overnight hours, specifically at 1:04 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. While welcomed by most, summer is a season with mixed blessings. On the one hand, there are vacation getaways, boating, cookouts, and wearing lighter clothing. On the other, it's also a time for insects, higher electric usage and gas prices — and higher temperatures. The highest thermometer reading ever recorded in the U.S. was 134 degrees Fahrenheit at Greenland Ranch, California on July 10, 100 years ago. Next highest was 128 degrees 18 years ago at Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Among larger cities, Phoenix, Arizona holds the record at 122 degrees. Profile America is in its 17th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 391, 393
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau