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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1007 AM EDT SAT SEP 1 2007

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...RECORD SETTING HEATWAVE IN AUGUST...

AUGUST OF 2007 WAS THE WARMEST AUGUST EVER AT THE ASHEVILLE REGIONAL
AIRPORT. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 76.7 DEGREES BROKE THE OLD
RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF 76.5 IN 1983.

AUGUST OF 2007 WAS THE WARMEST AUGUST EVER RECORDED AT CHARLOTTE.
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 83.7 DEGREES SURPASSED THE 81.9 DEGREE
AVERAGE SET IN 1900. IT WAS ALSO THE THIRD WARMEST MONTH EVER AT
CHARLOTTE. THE WARMEST MONTH EVER AVERAGED 85.5 DEGREES IN JULY OF
1993.

AUGUST OF 2007 WAS THE WARMEST AUGUST AND WARMEST MONTH EVER AT
GREENVILLE SPARTANBURG. THE 84.7 DEGREE AVERAGE THIS AUGUST
SURPASSED THE OLD RECORD OF 81.6 DEGREES FOR AUGUST IN 1954...AND
BROKE THE ALL TIME RECORD OF 83.2 DEGREES IN JULY OF 1993.

THE MONTHLY RAINFALL OF 0.41 INCHES AT CHARLOTTE MADE THIS THE
DRIEST AUGUST EVER AT CHARLOTTE...SURPASSING THE OLD RECORD OF 0.61
INCHES SET IN 1972.

CHARLOTTE HAD SIX 100 DEGREE DAYS IN AUGUST...SURPASSING THE RECORD
FOR THE MONTH OF 4 SET IN 1983 AND 1954. THIS WAS ALSO THE MOST 100
DEGREE READINGS IN A YEAR SINCE 1986...WHEN THERE WERE NINE. ONLY
112 DAYS HAVE EVER REACHED 100 DEGREES AT CHARLOTTE SINCE
1879...AND ONLY 30 OF THOSE HAVE BEEN IN AUGUST.

GREENVILLE SPARTANBURG HAD TEN 100 DEGREE DAYS IN AUGUST...BREAKING
THE RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF 4 IN 1999...AND BREAKING THE RECORD FOR
THE MOST EVER IN ONE MONTH OF 5 SET IN JUNE AND JULY OF 1952...AND
TYING THE RECORD FOR ONE YEAR...ALSO IN 1952. THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN
86 DAYS OF 100 DEGREE TEMPERATURES AT GREENVILLE SPARTANBURG...AND
ONLY 25 OF THESE HAVE OCCURRED IN AUGUST.

THE ASHEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT HAD 16 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES OF 90
DEGREES OR GREATER IN AUGUST...THE MOST IN ONE YEAR SINCE 1993
WHEN THERE WERE 25.

CHARLOTTE EXPERIENCED TEMPERATURES OF 90 DEGREES OR MORE FOR EVERY
DAY IN AUGUST...AND FOR 32 CONSECUTIVE DAYS STARTING JULY 31ST. THIS
IS THE SECOND LONGEST STREAK OF DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES OF 90 DEGREES
OR GREATER...FALLING ONE DAY SHORT OF THE RECORD OF 33 DAYS ENDING
ON JULY 30TH IN 1993. THERE HAVE BEEN 59 DAYS THIS YEAR WITH
TEMPERATURES OF 90 DEGREES OR GREATER...THE MOST SINCE 1998 WHEN 66
OCCURRED.

GREENVILLE SPARTANBURG HAD 27 CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES OF
90 DEGREES OR MORE...ENDING ON AUGUST 26TH. THIS WAS THE FOURTH
LONGEST STREAK OF 90 DEGREE OR GREATER TEMPERATURES. THE LONGEST
STREAK WAS 38 DAYS ENDING AUGUST 3RD IN 1993. THERE HAVE BEEN 61
DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES OF 90 DEGREES OR MORE THIS YEAR...THE MOST
SINCE 1998 WHEN 62 OCCURRED.

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JAT/DEO



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