Recap of the July 31st through August 3rd Heat Wave...

The latest heat wave to affect the area was one of the warmest and longest we’ve experienced in quite some time.  Between July 31st and August 3rd, the daily high temperatures at the London Corbin Airport were 93ºF or higher each day.  We have to go back to August of 1999 to find at least 4 consecutive days in a row of 93ºF or higher daily high temperatures.  Here at the Jackson Weather Office our daily high temperatures were at least 94ºF each day between July 31st and August 3rd.  You have to go all the way back to August of 1995 to find a string of at least 4 days with temperatures at or above 94ºF in Jackson.

Here’s a recap of the records set or tied over the last few days:

At the Jackson National Weather Service Office

  • Aug. 1st - Low of 71ºF ties Daily Record High Minimum Temperature set previously in 1999.
  • Aug. 2nd - High of 97ºF set new Daily Record High Temperature.  Previous record of 94ºF set in 1988.
  • Aug. 2nd - Low of 74ºF set new Daily Record High Minimum Temperature.  Previous record of 71ºF set last in 1988.
  • Aug. 3rd - High of 97ºF set new Daily Record High Temperature.  Previous record of 94ºF set in 2005.
  • Aug. 3rd - Low of 74ºF ties Daily Record High Minimum Temperature set previously in 2001.

At the London Corbin Airport

  • Aug. 2nd - Low of 72ºF set new Daily Record High Minimum Temperature. Previous record of 71ºF set in 1958.
  • Aug. 3rd - Low of 72ºF set new Daily Record High Minimum Temperature. Previous record of 71ºF set in 1980.

Temperatures are expected to cool down a little through the weekend, but remain above normal, with daily highs in the upper 80s to around 90 and overnight lows in the upper 60s to around 70.



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