Atlanta on a hot streak 

Posted: 7:00 am Thursday, October 4th, 2018

By Kirk Mellish

We had the second warmest September on record officially in Atlanta.

And technically Wednesday Oct 3rd was the first 90 degree day in Atlanta since 1954. Of course that was only at the Airport where nobody lives.

Unfortunately the official thermometer at Hartsfield typically runs 1-3 above the rest of the Metro and 10 or more above than rural areas for winter night lows.

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Before the jet engine age sixty-four years ago Hartsfield looked a little different:

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Here are the area low and high temperatures from yesterday:

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We are also on a long streak of above normal temperatures according to the Atlanta National Weather Service Office in Peachtree City:

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These high temperatures are running 10-20 degrees above-average for this time of year.

The record high for today Oct 4th is 91 set in 1954 and at least parts of the Metro should at least tie it.

You can see we are not alone in the Autumn heat wave all the red stations had top 10 warm high temperatures for the date:

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As for any relief, well like I’ve said in a bunch of recent posts on the subject, it’s a long way off. We should have above normal temperatures into at least mid-October.

However, if you read previous blogs you know tropical action in or near the Gulf of Mexico could change that.


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