Raleigh Just Witnessed Its Hottest Day In Recorded History

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Raleigh just experienced its hottest day ever recorded.

The National Weather Service reported a high of 106 degrees at Raleigh-Durham International Airport this past Friday, surpassing the previous record of 105 degrees set in 1952, 1988, 2007, and 2012.

Including humidity, the “Heat Index” reached a staggering 117.8 degrees, breaking the previous record of 115.5 degrees from 2010 and 2023.

Records in the Triangle date back to 1887, though the heat index was established in the 1970s.

This was also the first excessive heat warning in the Triangle this year. We’re expected to continue to see high temperatures in the Raleigh area over the next few weeks.

The elderly, young children, and anyone who suffers from heat sensitivity, respiratory conditions, or heart or lung disease should limit their time outside this weekend.

If you’re planning on spending an extended amount of time outside this week, make sure you wear breathable clothes and consider getting a small fan,Β personal air conditioner, orΒ evaporative cooling towel.

Stay safe out there!

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