Upon Further Review: The 103F High on October 2nd Has Been Revised to 99F

| October 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am

From the NWS Birmingham:

A change was made to one of the temperatures recorded at Birmingham (BHM) from October 2nd, 2019. The reported temperature of 103 F was suspicious, and after further investigation, we determined that the temperature was unreasonable. The 1 minute data from the site showed a spike in temperature up to 106 F, over a 15 minute period, around 1:30 in the afternoon. Removing this temperature, the highest observation in the afternoon then becomes 99 degrees. This new temperature of 99 degrees matches the trends from the several days leading up to October 2nd, and blends well with sites across central Alabama on that day.

A temperature of 99 degrees REMAINS a record, breaking the old record of 93 in 1904.

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