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Georgia Cities Smash Heat Records Statewide

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- Scorching temperatures across Georgia are smashing all-time heat records in the state.

The National Weather Service says both Atlanta and Columbus recorded their hottest-ever temperatures Saturday at 106 degrees. That means Atlanta snapped its all-time record of 105 degrees from 1980. Columbus' previous all-time-hottest record was just a day old.

Still, those weren't the hottest places to be in Georgia on Saturday. Macon hit a blistering 108 degrees, tying its hottest-day-on-record from 1980.

Thermometers in Athens topped out at 107 degrees. That's just a little cooler than Friday, when Athens broke its all-time heat record with 109 degrees.

Things weren't quite as sizzling on Georgia's coast. Savannah fell 2-degrees short of its daily record high of 102 set in 1998.


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