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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  • by Susy Q. Location: Chipley on Jul 4, 2012 at 03:20 PM
    There is a pot of gold at the end of this scorching heat days, know what that is ? Well it's so hot that it's evaporating the standing water where mosquito's lay their eggs. No water, No mosquito's, No mosquito diseases !!! It usually works out, it's according how you look at it.
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