Thirty-seven cities in the southeastern United States reported record high temperatures for February 15, 1989. The afternoon high of 80 degrees at Atlanta GA was a February record. Highs of 79 degrees at Chattanooga, Tennessee, 84 degrees at Columbia, South Carolina and 85 degrees at New Orleans, Louisiana equaled February records. Eastern North Carolina was not spared from the heat. Raleigh reached a record 82 degree while Greenville hit 80. Even Cape Hatteras had a record high of 75 degrees.