63 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2007-08-29 13:30:29
Updated: 2007-08-29 13:30:29
Posted August 29, 2007
By Phelps Gates
MIKE MOSS SAYS: Phelps, The normal number of days at or above 90 for the Raleigh-Durham airport is 39. We are currently at 64 days (as of 29 Aug) and the record for RDU was 72 in 1953. Note that official records for "Raleigh" began being taken at the airport in the mid 1940s, with a series of other "official" Raleigh sites before that stretching back to 1887. Records from that entire stretch include 1941, when the temperature (then taken at Raleigh Municipal Airport) reached 90 or higher 82 times.