Heat Wave Breaking Records

Posted August 7, 2007
Updated August 10, 2007

Heat Index

— This week's heat wave is bringing the worst stretch of heat to the Triangle this summer. The all-time high temperature recorded at RDU International Airport is 105 degrees. Thursday's high was 104, beating the previous daily record by four degrees. Wednesday also set a new record high.

Here's a look at this week's actual and forecast highs, and the records for each day.


Actual High: 97 degrees
Previous Record at RDU: 97 degrees (set in 1999)


Actual: 99
Record: 100 (1999)


Actual: 102
Previous Record: 101 (1999)


Actual: 104
Previous Record: 100 (2001)


Forecast: 101
Record: 99 (2001)



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  • NCTeacher Aug 7, 2007

    It's hot outside? Really?

    I had not noticed.

  • Rolling Along Aug 7, 2007

    BTW I see the speeling has been corrected :rolleyes:

  • Rolling Along Aug 7, 2007

    Okay...we are going to take up a collection and buy WRAL's staff a spell 5 year old niece can spell TUESDAY!

  • hated Aug 7, 2007

    Have we ever had more than one day to hit 100 back to back?

  • drnc Aug 7, 2007

    Yes it is hot. We live in North Carolina and once in a while we get a short-lived heat wave. I'm glad this is the only thing the media has to report on.