Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Record Heat

The record high was tied Monday at RDU when the high reached 97. The last time the temperature hit 97 on August 6 was 1999. RDU likely would have been a little warmer than that but an isolated afternoon shower popped up nearby briefly dropping the temperature. Even warmer temperatures were reached in some spots around central North Carolina including the triple digits in the Sandhills. Here's a look at highs from Monday around the region:
  • Fayetteville: 102
  • Laurinburg-Maxton: 102
  • Lumberton: 101
  • Southern Pines: 100
  • Chapel Hill: 99
  • NCSU - Raleigh: 98
  • Rocky Mount-Wilson: 98
  • Louisburg: 97
  • Smithfield: 97
  • Goldsboro: 95
  • Henderson-Oxford: 95

Highs near 100 are expected again today across most of our area. Another record could be at least tied at RDU. Today's record stands at 100 set in 1999. Near record highs are expected through the rest of the work week.

The next couple of days could get pretty close to all time record highs in the Triangle. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Raleigh is 105. The last time the Triangle hit 105 was August 18, 1988. The hottest temperature ever recorded in North Carolina was 110. That was set in Fayetteville on August 21, 1983. Let's hope we stay away from temperatures that hot this week!

Stay cool and for the latest on the heat this week count on Weather on the Ones on News 14 Carolina!

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