Wednesday, 08 August 2007 20:00
The heat wave has broken two daily high temperature
records at Grandfather Mountain this week.
With a reading of 80 degrees,
Wednesday’s temperatures broke the daily high temperature record of 79 degrees
set in 1979. Tuesday, the 79-degree weather broke the daily high temperature
record of 77 degrees set in 1980. The all time highest temperature ever
recorded at the official U.S. Weather Service reporting station, located next
to the Mile High Swinging Bridge on Grandfather Mountain, was 83 degrees, set
on August 22, 1983, and again on July 26, 2005.