WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MONDAY, JUNE 21: SUMMER BEGINS
Profile America — Monday, June 21st. As of 7:28 a.m., Eastern Daylight time, summer is here. While welcomed by many, 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, bugs, 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 16 years ago at Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Among larger cities, Phoenix, Arizona, holds the record at 122 degrees. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2010, p. 333
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, t. 377, 379
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