I decided to do an experiment Saturday by placing a thermometer in my car in direct sunlight. I pulled the car out of the garage and it was 79 degrees inside the car at 1:05 PM. After 30 minutes in direct sunlight, it read 142 degrees. The entire point of the experiment... make sure kids/pets are not left inside cars in this blistering heat wave.
We shattered a record Saturday in Little Rock with a high of 99. The old record was 96 set in 1977. That's a fairly long standing record! In 1977, gas was 62 cents a gallon, milk was $1.68 per gallon, I was also just coming out of diapers, and Steve Sullivan was graduating High School! Several locations did hit 100 degrees. Check it out below.