Saturday, July 16, 2011

Savannah Smashes Sweltering Streak: Consecutive 90°+ Days Exceed Old Record By Nearly 2 Weeks

Image (click to enlarge): Temperature at Savannah, Georgia for 90 days ending July 14, 2011, from Climate Prediction Center/NWS/NOAA

The National Weather Service reports that the record string of consecutive days at Savannah, Georgia with 90° or higher temperatures ended on Friday (July 15) at 56 days. This broke the previous record by 12 days:
AT THE SAVANNAH AIRPORT...CLOUDS AND SHOWERS LIMITED THE HIGH 
TEMPERATURE TO 83 DEGREES TODAY. THIS ENDS A RECORD STRING OF 56
DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES AT LEAST 90 DEGREES IN THE SAVANNAH AREA.

HIGH TEMPERATURES AT THE AIRPORT REACHED OR EXCEEDED 90 DEGREES
EACH DAY FROM MAY 20 THROUGH JULY 14.

THE PREVIOUS RECORD FOR CONSECUTIVE 90 DEGREE DAYS WAS 44 WHICH
ENDED AUGUST 8 1993.

RECORDS FOR THE SAVANNAH AREA BEGAN IN 1874.

3 comments:

johnypowel said...
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Dan Satterfield said...

Steve,
Did you notice the 84 dewpoint in Madison MN this afternoon. Nothing short of amazing to this forecaster.

CapitalClimate said...

That's very impressive, but if I understand correctly, it's an unofficial report, and dewpoint is harder to measure accurately than temperature.

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