Memphis faces hottest summer on record

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 01, 2022 6:19 PM CT | Published: August 01, 2022 6:00 PM CT
<strong>Zander Marquez plays in the water with his dad, Alberto, at the Memphis Zoo's new Splash Park on Saturday, July 16.</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Memphians likely are looking for other ways to beat the heat; this summer is the hottest on record for Memphis.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Zander Marquez plays in the water with his dad, Alberto, at the Memphis Zoo's new Splash Park on Saturday, July 16. Memphians likely are looking for other ways to beat the heat; this summer is the hottest on record for Memphis. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Memphis is experiencing the hottest summer on record so far, and last month was the second hottest July in the city’s history.

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Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer is a Report for America corps member covering environmental impacts on communities of color in Memphis. She is working in partnership with the Ag & Water Desk, a sustainable reporting network aimed at telling water and agriculture stories across the Mississippi River Basin.


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