Sunday, August 12, 2007

More Records To Be Broken???

This has really turned out to be an impressive heat wave when considering a few things. First, the beginning and middle of Summer was very wet and cool. The end is turning out to be a record setting heat wave. The soil moisture is virtually gone and the sun is able to heat the surface efficiently.

The record high Sunday of 106 shattered the old record of 104 in 1980. If you can remember 1980, it was one of the hottest in recorded Arkansas history. The high of 106 was also the hottest temperature in almost 7 years.

More records may be challenged in the days to come as highs will reach 102-106.

By the way, I had an interesting question from a viewer. She wanted to know what's the longest consecutive 100 degree plus days recorded in Little Rock. I found this answer from the NWS office in North Little Rock...
"AUGUST 25-SEPTEMBER 4 2000...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED AT LEAST 100 DEGREES
ON 11 CONSECUTIVE DAYS. THIS IS THE SECOND TO LONGEST RUN OF CONSECUTIVE 100
DEGREE DAYS ON RECORD. ONLY THE 20 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF 100 DEGREES FROM
JUNE 30 THROUGH JULY 19 1980 WAS LONGER."
We are only on Day 4, but the streak could challenge the year 2000. Stay tuned!!!!

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