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NICK DILLER: A hot August 28

By Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 Life In the Berkshires

What a hot day! This Aug. 28 has turned out to be the hottest day this century for my weather station in Great Barrington.

A high temperature of 92 at 3:24 p.m. (actually 91.6, which is rounded off to the nearest whole number) coupled with a dew point of 78 brought the heat index to 104.5. But it’s only been in the last few years that dew points have been calculated

Was the Aug. 28 reading a record high? NO! Check out the heat wave of 1998 below:

24-Aug-98 90 64 FAIR
25-Aug-98 91 65 FAIR
26-Aug-98 93 69 CHANGING 0.2 EARLY AM SHOWERS AND LATE AFTERNOON SHOWERS THEN CLEARING
27-Aug-98 91 58 FAIR
28-Aug-98 93 56 FAIR

 

And this was 1993:

25-Aug-93 90 66 FAIR
26-Aug-93 92 59 FAIR
27-Aug-93 94 57 FAIR
28-Aug-93 91 64 CHANGING 0.25 STRONG THUNDERSH 2 TO 3PM OTHERWISE PCLOUDY

 

From 1991:

27-Aug-91 90 42 FAIR
28-Aug-91 91 57 FAIR

 

By the way, seven years ago on this date, it was the rains of Tropical Storm Irene:

27-Aug-11 82 62 CHANGING 0.29 CLOUDING UP AM. RAIN 5P TIL MIDNIGHT
28-Aug-11 73 58 CHANGING 4.27 T.S. IRENE. RAIN TIL 6P. WINDY CLEARING LATE

 

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