NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The last time June was so hot in Tennessee, many people didn't have home air conditioning. The year was 1953 and that was the hottest sixth month on record in Memphis - the second hottest in Nashville.
June 2010 ranks second hottest in Memphis and sixth hottest in Nashville - the warmest in 57 years in both. The National Weather Service said average June readings were also 5-7 degrees higher than normal in the Tri-Cities, Knoxville and Chattanooga.
July's outlook shows normal temperatures and could even be below the 30-year average in West Tennessee and into Middle Tennessee.
The heat in June contributed to the deaths of two men and a woman in separate Shelby County incidents. Additionally, a Madison County toddler died after being left in a hot car.