WASHINGTON, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20: SUMMER ARRIVES
Profile America — Wednesday, June 20th. As of 7:09 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, summer is here. While welcomed by most, it's a season with mixed blessings. On the one hand, there are trips to the beach and mountains, boating, cookouts, and wearing lighter clothing. On the other, it's also a time for crowds, insects, higher 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, 1913. 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 16th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 321
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 391, 393
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office 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