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Columbia Ties Record for Hottest June Ever

2:56 PM, Jul 1, 2010   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- It's something you don't see too much off when it comes to climate records - a tie!

June 2010 has actually tied June 1952 for the warmest June in Columbia history.  Records date back to 1887, that's 123 years on record, so a tie is still quite an accomplishment.
 
The fact that the record was tied, rather than broken, is even more unusual.  This means that the average temperature matched--to the hundredth of a degree--to the June 58 years ago.

Given the flexibility in temperature over that 30 day period, it's quite a coincidence.  In fact, even with 123 years on file, very rarely have two months matched perfectly on anything average.
 
Had one day in June been either one degree cooler or warmer, this feat would not have occurred.
 
June 2010 was definitely a scortcher. We had five days at or over 100 degrees, three days at 99, two days hit 98, and four more at 96.  The coolest high temperature was 85 degrees, set on the last day of June.

Incredibly enough, latest indications show a surge of cool air moving into the midlands this weekend.  This could possibly bring record low temperatures to the area by Saturday morning.  The forecast for Columbia is 60, the record low is 61.

Month

Day

Year

High

Low

 

Month

Day

Year

High

Low

6

1

2010

89

73

 

6

1

1952

91

61

6

2

2010

91

70

 

6

2

1952

89

66

6

3

2010

90

70

 

6

3

1952

89

69

6

4

2010

90

72

 

6

4

1952

92

66

6

5

2010

93

70

 

6

5

1952

94

68

6

6

2010

93

74

 

6

6

1952

91

67

6

7

2010

88

68

 

6

7

1952

97

71

6

8

2010

89

63

 

6

8

1952

98

71

6

9

2010

92

70

 

6

9

1952

100

71

6

10

2010

96

75

 

6

10

1952

95

70

6

11

2010

96

72

 

6

11

1952

98

74

6

12

2010

98

70

 

6

12

1952

88

65

6

13

2010

100

77

 

6

13

1952

91

66

6

14

2010

100

73

 

6

14

1952

92

71

6

15

2010

101

78

 

6

15

1952

92

73

6

16

2010

94

72

 

6

16

1952

95

72

6

17

2010

95

73

 

6

17

1952

96

74

6

18

2010

94

74

 

6

18

1952

101

73

6

19

2010

89

74

 

6

19

1952

101

73

6

20

2010

94

72

 

6

20

1952

96

72

6

21

2010

96

72

 

6

21

1952

96

70

6

22

2010

96

74

 

6

22

1952

98

74

6

23

2010

98

77

 

6

23

1952

101

72

6

24

2010

100

77

 

6

24

1952

100

73

6

25

2010

99

77

 

6

25

1952

103

78

6

26

2010

95

72

 

6

26

1952

104

79

6

27

2010

100

75

 

6

27

1952

103

77

6

28

2010

99

77

 

6

28

1952

102

73

6

29

2010

99

75

 

6

29

1952

96

71

6

30

2010

85

73

 

6

30

1952

100

75

 

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