August makes itself felt

Posted August 11, 2010

— The heat index topped 110 degrees Wednesday in what was forecast to be the hottest day of a hot week.

Temperatures reached the upper 90s in Raleigh, Fayetteville and points in between, but no town saw a reading over 100. Sunny skies combined with high relative humidity made it feel as much as 10 degrees hotter.

The mercury topped 90 degrees for the 61st day this year. The record for 90-degree days, 83, was set in the summer of 2007, but so far 2010 has been more than a match for that torrid season.

Heat advisories were in effect for more than 70 counties statewide through the evening hours.

There is a slight chance for thunderstorms to develop, but those will be few and far between, WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.


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  • oleguy Aug 11, 2010

    Under the shade of a pecan tree or old water oak not really that bad... For Aug I think its been kinda nice. I dont get all this heat index,,If you get it in your mind it will really make you hotter,,, I think we are becoming wimps

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Aug 11, 2010

    It's almost this warm in January here.

  • justafella Aug 11, 2010

    Cute pic up there. Dog looks Cool too.

  • scarletindurham Aug 11, 2010

    Most awkward headline ever.

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Aug 11, 2010

    I've never felt more threatened.

  • rescuefan Aug 11, 2010

    " Wether or not it falls onto us or many generations past us when people lose the climate that we currently take for granted that allows us to sustain life.

    Oh, I totally agree with you!

  • Plenty Coups Aug 11, 2010

    rdquaid-"Look at your liberal media sources... who gives a dump about a survey? It's the actual proof that they are lacking."

    What are you talking about? NOAA is a liberal media source? The majority of scientists who study climate believe in man-made global warming? You discount that based on what? Where is your evidence that they're wrong? I think I'd back informed, educated scientists who study this for a living over you and your political allies who discount it because of your ideology. Here's a science website link:

    As for evidence of global warming, you can start w/ the increase in temps. over the last 50 years. Disappearing glaciers. Ice core samples documenting a rise in CO2 levels. The last ten years being the hottest on record. Tree rings.
    Read this for more:

  • MakoII Aug 11, 2010


    I guess the sky IS falling! I have a stream. All I need to is get a centrifugal pump and I'm all set.

    It's either that or plant cacti.

  • Ambygirl Aug 11, 2010

    Mako II, I actually like the way you asked your question? Doesn't sound 15th century to me. Some people just like to have something to pick at other than their nose.........

  • flyingcheetah92 Aug 11, 2010

    rescuefan you are absolutely right that days and weeks of heat and cold cannot individually prove global warming to be true. However trends such as the ones observed over the past 100 years can go a long way to proving that global warming is in fact something that we are going to have to deal with somehow eventually. Wether or not it falls onto us or many generations past us when people lose the climate that we currently take for granted that allows us to sustain life.