100 Ties Record; Fifth Day of Triple Digit Heat
By WKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The hit parade of triple digit temperatures keeps marching on, now for the fifth straight day. Monday's high temperature of "only" 100 degrees still tied the day's all time record, set in 1941.
Sunday's temperature at Barkley Field in Paducah climbed to 105, easily topping the previous high for the date of 100, set in 1941. This was after Saturday's 106 equalled the 1952 record for the day.
The highest temperature ever recorded in Paducah was matched at Barkley Field on Friday when the thermometer soared to 108 degrees. It has been 108 in Paducah only once before, on July 17th, 1942.
Of course, this also set a new record for the hottest June 29th ever. The old record was 105 set in 1952.
Thursday started the string of record hot days with a 105 reading, tying the mark set in the familiar year of 1952.
Oddly enough, last week also included a record low temperature, when the mercury dipped to 54 last Wednesday morning, matching the previous lowest temperature set in 2004. However, the high Wednesday afternoon quickly rebounded to 98 degrees.
Across the country, over 1000 record highs have been set in the past week.
On the Net: Paducah Weather Service webpage