Record Heat

Several North Carolina cities have set new record high temperatures, including one here in the East.

The National Weather Service said Raleigh broke a 61-year-old record with a reading of 102 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday. The previous high for July 25 was 98 degrees in 1949.

In Charlotte, temperatures reached 101, eclipsing the previous record of 100 degrees set in 1987.

New Bern was a little cooler at 97 degrees, but that surpassed the record of 96 degrees set there in 1949.

Forecasters say the heat is the result of a high pressure system that has brought in warm, moist are from the Southwest. But there is relief on the horizon.

A cold front was forecast to move through central North Carolina Sunday night, bringing a welcome 10-degree drop in temperatures next week.


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  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jul 26, 2010 at 08:34 AM
    All I have to say is that the ocean gave me some good air conditioning. The water there is still cool.
  • by Jeff on Jul 26, 2010 at 07:01 AM
    The heat isnt that bad out here, Its the humidity that makes it miserable outside.
  • by Dixiegirl929 on Jul 26, 2010 at 06:08 AM
    As long as I've been living in ENC its been hot in the summer. I have remembered plenty of days when the temp gauge in the back yard registered 100 or more, and my mama and daddy wouldn't let us turn on the air conditioner til it got in the high 90's and only only on the weekends. I'm only 43. Air conditioner has ruined us all in thinking its really hot outside.
  • by phillip Location: greenville on Jul 26, 2010 at 05:15 AM
    News Flash: summers are hot, that is all.
  • by lm Location: nc on Jul 25, 2010 at 07:55 PM
    william - I would agree with you except I would not have been so nice in calling some ignorant. I would have called them stupid...
  • by william Location: goldsboro on Jul 25, 2010 at 06:30 PM
    During this horrible heat wave, I feel that it is the responsibility of the radio and tv, to drill the public on the dangers of the heat, the animals, elderly need to be checked on and stay in a safe place. They also need to drill the public on not locking pets and children in cars. I say drill, because the public is some what ingnorant in these areas..If the state has shelters for the public, why not shelters for animals...I do not mean to offend any one but we need to take care of one another, it is so important.. and some one may ask, do I, and yes I do...hopefully the temps will cool off alot and pray that it does
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