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1st 90° record high today... they start becoming more common fast!

As we hit mid-spring, records blast into the 90s fast

COLUMBUS (WCMH) - It hasn't exactly been a warm April so far, which makes it hard to believe we can even get into the 80s given how cool it has been.  Yes, we have checked in at 82 for the warmest day of the month and the year.  

But so far, this month we have had only 4 days in the 70s or above, which is abnormal for the month of April.  What makes this time of the year so random is we can still have snow, frost, and now 90 degree afternoons.  

103 years ago today, we had our earliest 90 degree day on record, and just 4 years later in 1919, we set the record low of 25 degrees.

Starting May 14th through September 30th, the record high temperature for each and every day is at 90° or above.  Bottom line, if its in the upper 80s this time of year, we have done it before.

 

So when is our average 1st 90° day of the year?

Based on record keeping data since 1879 in Columbus, our average 1st 90° occurs on June 10th

  • Earliest:  April 25, 1915, 90°
  • Latest:  August 10, 1992, 91°
  • Average:  June 10th

 

Since 1879 to 2017, 90° typically occurs after the mid-point of May:

We have had 14 occurrences of 90° happening for the first time before May 15th.  That means in 126 years the first 90° happened on May 16th or later.

 

Below are the first dates for 90° in each year from 1879-2017:

Year Day # Date
     
1879 175 24-Jun
1880 145 24-May
1881 132 12-May
1882 175 24-Jun
1883 183 2-Jul
1884 171 19-Jun
1885 158 7-Jun
1886 187 6-Jul
1887 142 22-May
1888 167 15-Jun
1889 130 10-May
1890 173 22-Jun
1891 165 14-Jun
1892 165 13-Jun
1893 170 19-Jun
1894 162 11-Jun
1895 125 5-May
1896 130 9-May
1897 162 11-Jun
1898 158 7-Jun
1899 155 4-Jun
1900 135 15-May
1901 162 11-Jun
1902 139 19-May
1903 182 1-Jul
1904 146 25-May
1905 169 18-Jun
1906 159 8-Jun
1907 187 6-Jul
1908 149 28-May
1909 178 27-Jun
1910 170 19-Jun
1911 138 18-May
1912 190 8-Jul
1913 166 15-Jun
1914 145 25-May
1915 115 25-Apr
1916 184 2-Jul
1917 177 26-Jun
1918 148 28-May
1919 150 30-May
1920 162 10-Jun
1921 164 13-Jun
1922 167 16-Jun
1923 155 4-Jun
1924 171 19-Jun
1925 152 1-Jun
1926 183 2-Jul
1927 180 29-Jun
1928 189 7-Jul
1929 169 18-Jun
1930 154 3-Jun
1931 170 19-Jun
1932 157 5-Jun
1933 158 7-Jun
1934 140 20-May
1935 179 28-Jun
1936 130 9-May
1937 151 31-May
1938 173 22-Jun
1939 143 23-May
1940 158 6-Jun
1941 141 21-May
1942 149 29-May
1943 154 3-Jun
1944 147 26-May
1945 165 14-Jun
1946 162 11-Jun
1947 161 10-Jun
1948 173 22-Jun
1949 125 5-May
1950 174 23-Jun
1951 152 1-Jun
1952 126 5-May
1953 150 30-May
1954 151 31-May
1955 181 30-Jun
1956 162 10-Jun
1957 166 15-Jun
1958 156 5-Jun
1959 125 5-May
1960 205 23-Jul
1961 181 30-Jun
1962 134 14-May
1963 129 9-May
1964 140 19-May
1965 135 15-May
1966 160 9-Jun
1967 163 12-Jun
1968 160 8-Jun
1969 152 1-Jun
1970 181 30-Jun
1971 156 5-Jun
1972 204 21-Jul
1973 161 10-Jun
1974 184 3-Jul
1975 140 20-May
1976 162 10-Jun
1977 186 5-Jul
1978 169 18-Jun
1979 219 7-Aug
1980 179 27-Jun
1981 166 15-Jun
1982 187 6-Jul
1983 178 27-Jun
1984 160 8-Jun
1985 190 9-Jul
1986 173 22-Jun
1987 149 29-May
1988 151 30-May
1989 175 24-Jun
1990 168 17-Jun
1991 134 14-May
1992 223 10-Aug
1993 169 18-Jun
1994 168 7-Jun
1995 170 19-Jun
1996 169 17-Jun
1997 175 24-Jun
1998 139 19-May
1999 157 6-Jun
2000 162 10-Jun
2001 163 12-Jun
2002 172 21-Jun
2003 177 26-Jun
2004 161 9-Jun
2005 156 5-Jun
2006 149 29-May
2007 158 7-Jun
2008 157 5-Jun
2009 170 19-Jun
2010 174 23-Jun
2011 149 29-May
2012 147 26-May
2013 163 12-Jun
2014 147 27-May
2015 161 10-Jun
2016 163 11-Jun
2017 163 11-Jun

 

 

If you ever have questions about hot weather, climate, or any other weather, email me:  dmazza@wcmh.com

-Dave


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