The temperature in the northern Hemisphere peaks on average around July 30. We are starting our long slow slide to Winter. Interestingly, the hottest days of summer vary across the country. The graphic below from Climate Central shows when the hottest days of the summer are on average each year.
In spite of an unusually dry and cool air mass over the eastern seaboard of the U.S. this afternoon, the sky is a milky white due to smoke from the wildfires in Western and far northern Canada. An even denser layer of smoke covers the western portions of Hudson Bay as well. The smoke was