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Triangle residents feel 'climax of pure heat'

Posted May 26, 2011

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— Triangle residents endured the 93-degree heat Thursday, which came close to breaking a record and being the hottest day the area has felt since September.

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The last hottest day was Sept. 25, which hit 98 degrees, according to WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson.

"It's been like an inferno," said Mike Hicks, who was walking in downtown Raleigh Thursday. "It really has. It's mind-boggling. I feel like there's some sort of catastrophic volcano erupting like a climax of pure heat."

Construction worker Eric Abrams said he was "ready to get out of this sun" Thursday.

"It has been brutal the past couple days. It came up on us quick," he said.

Some relief is on the way.

A slight cool-down begins Friday with a high of 89 degrees as the humidity sticks around. Friday could see an afternoon thunderstorm or two as the day progresses.

The best chance for rain comes Saturday with the possibility of isolated thunderstorms.

"Saturday afternoon, you may want to be inside," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.

Sunday will be partly cloudy with a high around 86 degrees.

Triangle feels 'climax of pure heat' Triangle feels 'climax of pure heat'

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  • Shamrock May 27, 2011

    "Newsflash, the drought never left us, they just tried to pretend it did. We'll be complete toast by the end of June and you won't be able to flush in Meekerville come August. Welcome to the land of the lost."
    Give us da heat n drought

    Guess your not aware that thr drought was downgraded a few weeks back. I have no worries about the drought until we get near the levels of 2007. Guess you were not around NC in 2007 to remember that record drought.

  • Shamrock May 27, 2011

    "Been here for 37 years and its ALWAYS like this." lma1973

    LOL! Really?

  • kenshi May 26, 2011

    "It's mind-boggling. I feel like there's some sort of catastrophic volcano erupting like a climax of pure heat."

    C'mon , it was only 93, I mean really.

  • ncmike May 26, 2011

    The forecast: We're going to have weather today, tonight and tomorrow.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman May 26, 2011

    Is that what this is? A climax.

    Hmmm...

    Pretty breezy out here in Angier. Nice, cause it cuts the heat a bit.

  • lma1973 May 26, 2011

    Well it looks like the record will stay intact. In just the last 30 minutes it has dropped from 93 to 91 degrees per WRAL.

  • Conservative May 26, 2011

    One sees a trend of decreasing journalistic integrity and an increasing sensationalism at WRAL. Either the reports are completely uneducated or having fun poking the readers. My guess is it is the former!

  • Conservative May 26, 2011

    I guess everyone has amnesia and "yes" it is almost June and it is always HOT! Just an FYI..... it will be COLD this winter! Give me a break! - WritNEWLaws

    Exactly - and also when it is unusually low during a given week and the next week it comes back to the usual temperatures, the difference (delta T) which our bodies experience within a short period of time is sufficiently high that it tempts the less-informed to invoke "Algore".

  • wildcat May 26, 2011

    Drink plenty of water and stay out of the direct sun. Stay healthy.

  • WritNEWlaws May 26, 2011

    I guess everyone has amnesia and "yes" it is almost June and it is always HOT! Just an FYI..... it will be COLD this winter! Give me a break!

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