Heat Wave to Last This Week; Near Triple-Digit Highs May Set More Daily Records Monday in the Northeast
Keene, New Hampshire, reached 102 degrees Sunday afternoon, breaking the previous daily record high of 100 degrees from 1913. The all-time record high in Keene is 104 degrees, set on July 3, 1911.
Orange, Massachusetts, also reached the century club, Sunday, topping out at 100 degrees.
Burlington, Vermont, tied its daily record high of 96 degrees on Sunday, previously set in 1931. A new daily record high for July 1 was set in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, when temperatures soared to 98 degrees.
Hot conditions spread from the Plains and Rockies into much of the Midwest last Thursday. Denver tied its all-time record high of 105 degrees Thursday afternoon.
Colorado Springs also exceeded 100 degrees, but only broke a daily record-high temperature for June 28.
Daily record-high temperatures were also set last Thursday in Pueblo, Colorado (106 degrees), Scottsbluff, Nebraska (105) and Cheyenne, Wyoming (99).
On Friday, a daily record high was set at Gaylord, Michigan (93 degrees), and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, tied its daily record-warm low temperature of 75 degrees.
The hot temperatures tied daily record highs on Saturday in Alpena, Michigan (99 degrees) and Burlington, Vermont (93). In addition, low temperatures on Saturday were the warmest on record for June in Traverse City, Michigan (82 degrees) and Houghton Lake, Michigan (75).