Aug 26, 2019

Late-summer heat wave breaks records

Albuquerque, NM
USA
by
Theresa Davis
,
Albuquerque Journal
Ernest Espinosa and his grandson, Mariano Espinosa, 1, beat the heat by playing in the Civic Plaza fountain Monday. Albuquerque hit a record high of 98 degrees Monday, but temperatures will drop slightly this week as a cold front pushes into New Mexico. Credit: Greg Sorber, Albuquerque Journal
Ernest Espinosa and his grandson, Mariano Espinosa, 1, beat the heat by playing in the Civic Plaza fountain Monday. Albuquerque hit a record high of 98 degrees Monday, but temperatures will drop slightly this week as a cold front pushes into New Mexico. Credit: Greg Sorber, Albuquerque Journal

Albuquerque had a high of 98 degrees Monday, breaking the Aug. 26, 1994, record of 96 degrees. The average high for this time of year is a full 10 degrees lower – in the mid 80s.