Seems like we are watching the 90° count again this year after the 87 days of 90° or better last year. Which by the way was the second most on record. We are lucky to have such a long and well established weather record book here in Charlotte. These records go back to 1878 when the observations were taken in Downtown Charlotte. The airport was build in 1935 and in 1939 the weather observations were moved out there.
So far this year as of this blog post we have hit 90° or better 45 times and today we should barely make it 46. I’m forecasting around 92°. Last year we hit it 87 times and even if we hit 90° or better every single day until the end of August that only gives us 83. So we will be high on the list but not as bad as last yea or 1954 when we hit it 88 times. WE HOPE!