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A Day Away

Another 90 degree day has gone down in the books and this puts us very close to a long-standing record.

Heat has been the focus of many a blog over the course of the summer -- and for good reason. It was the hottest summer on record, after all. Now, another record has the potential to be tied or broken over the next week. I'm talking about the number of days we've been at or above the 90 degree mark this year. Including today, we have now reached 90 degrees or hotter an incredible 63 days out of the year. That's more than two full months of 90 degree temperatures!

Now we're only one day shy of tying the old record of 64 days of 90 degree heat. This record has only been achieved twice in Charlottesville since 1893 -- in 1925 and 1930. It looks like this record will likely be tied on Thursday with more 90 degree temperatures in the forecast. Whether or not the record will be broken still remains to be seen, as we will see cooler conditions coming for the end of the week and into the weekend. Climatology tells us that 90s have occurred here in Charlottesville all the way through mid October, so it certainly wouldn't be out of the question.

Weigh in with your comments...Do you think we will break the record? Just think, fall is only a week away!


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