Oct 4, 2019

Fall Heat Wave Crushes All-Time October Records in Over 70 Cities in South and East, But Relief is Ahead

Memphis, TN
Indianapolis, IN
Atlanta, GA
New Orleans, LA
Charlotte, NC
Cincinnati, OH
Washington, DC
New York, NY
Cleveland, OH
Nashville, TN
USA
by
The Weather Channel
Locations that have tied or set new all-time October record highs on Oct. 1 and/or Oct. 2, 2019. (Note: Birmingham, Alabama, was left off the list due to questions regarding their temperature sensor by the National Weather Service. Credit: National Weather Service
Locations that have tied or set new all-time October record highs on Oct. 1 and/or Oct. 2, 2019. (Note: Birmingham, Alabama, was left off the list due to questions regarding their temperature sensor by the National Weather Service. Credit: National Weather Service

October all-time record highs have fallen by the wayside in dozens of cities in the South and East as an early-autumn heat wave pushing temperatures into the 90s, even low 100s, is slowly relenting.

Tuesday through Thursday, 75 locations stretching from the Deep South to the Ohio Valley, eastern Great Lakes and Northeast either tied or set a new all-time October record high.

Seventeen of those cities have tied or set new October records each of the first three days of October.