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One of Highest Temperatures Ever Recorded in the

Greenville-Spartanburg Metro Area Occurred 31 July 1999

RECORD REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
430 PM EDT SAT JUL 31 1999

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 104 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON AT THE 
GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG AIRPORT SET A NEW RECORD HIGH FOR THE
DATE. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 99 DEGREES SET IN 1947. TODAY'S 104 
DEGREES ALSO TIED THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALL TIME RECORD
HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG METROPOLITAN AREA,
AND THE RECORD HIGH FOR THE MONTH. THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 104 WAS
SET AT THE GREENVILLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT ON JULY 29, 1952 AND AT
THE SPARTANBURG MUNICIPAL AIRPORT ON JUNE 27, 1954.

THE GREENVILLE OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OPENED IN
1918, AND THE SPARTANBURG OFFICE OPENED IN 1930. BOTH WERE
CONSOLIDATED INTO THE GREER, SC OFFICE IN 1962. BEFORE THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAD A PRESENCE IN THE GREENVILLE-
SPARTANBURG METROPOLITAN AREA, COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS MEASURED 
TEMPERATURES AT BOTH CITIES. THE COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS' RECORDS
WERE BOTH 106 DEGREES, WHICH OCCURRED ON JULY 18, 1887 IN
GREENVILLE AND JULY 22, 1926 IN SPARTANBURG.

JAT


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