August 5, 2010
The record-setting heat just keeps coming in Virginia.
The National Weather Service says the temperature in Richmond was expected to break 100 again Thursday. The city already has seen a record 10 days of triple-digit temperatures this summer, topping the previous high of nine set in 1954.
Last month was the hottest July on record and the second-hottest month ever, trailing only August 1900.
Lyle Alexander, a weather service meteorologist in Wakefield, says the heat comes from high pressure systems that are typical for this time of year. He says it's just happenstance that some years see more of that pattern than others.
After this new blast of heat, temperatures are expected to cool just a bit before perhaps returning to near 100 next week.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to email@example.com.
powered by Disqus