Heat wave sets records
by Alan Reed
Aug 22, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The pattern of record-setting heat continues over western Kentucky with seven new daily records set during August.

The Cadiz Record’s forecast provider AccuWeather said that the highest temperature of the month came on August 16, with 107 degrees reported at the nearest reporting location in Hopkinsville.

Integra Bank’s western Cadiz branch reached 107 at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Bank employees later notified the Cadiz Record that the sigh’s thermometer topped 108.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Andy Mussoline said that signs like Integra Bank’s might be inaccurate by a few degrees, though the sign mimicked the recorded temperature at a location 30 miles away.

Mussoline said that the all-time record for the area reached 110 degrees in 1936. “That’s so very close.”

Records indicate a new high mark set on August 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15 and 16. Mussoline called the chain of broken records “quite impressive.”

Leaving the future behind, Mussoline looked ahead to the weather in the weeks to come. “We have a strong ridge of high pressure over the area. Look ahead from now until Friday being hot days, but probably not in the triple digits. We’re forecasting 94 for Wednesday, 99 Thursday and 96 on Friday.”

He added, “The center of the high pressure ridge has moved somewhat eastward and is now centered over Northern Georgia and Eastern Tennessee. It’s still within range to effect your area.”

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