Friday, July 30, 2010

New Record: Most 100 Degree Days in a Year

2010 simply won't quit with the heat records. First we had our hottest Spring on record at Richmond International Airport. Next was the hottest June, and we're almost at the finish line for the hottest July on the books. But Thursday afternoon, our high temperature spiked at 101 degrees (tying the record high for that date) ahead of an approaching cold front that triggered severe storms across the Commonwealth. Thursday, July 29, marked the 10th day this year we've been 100 degrees or hotter. This is the most to ever occur in a single year, surpassing the old record of 9 days from 1954.

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