The Daily Beast Ranks Raleigh the Third Hottest City This Summer

The Daily Beast Ranks Raleigh the Third Hottest City This Summer

July, 29, 2011 , by Jedidiah

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Today's possible 104 degree heat has unfortunately been almost the norm for Raleigh over the past few weeks. Newsweek's The Daily Beast has caught onto our heatwave and ranked Raleigh the third hottest city in the country so far this Summer, falling only behind the Midwest cities of Lubbock, TX and Oklahoma City, OK. Raleigh has managed 54 hotter than normal days since June 1st and we are definitely feeling the heat. Let's hope we get a reprieve from the heat in the coming weeks but considering August is typically our hottest month, there's probably no letting up anytime soon. 

Today, could also break a heat record at RDU, according to WRAL.

from The Daily Beast

3. Raleigh, N.C.
Gerry Broome / AP Photo
Hotter than normal days since June 1: 54   
Average degrees hotter than normal in June: 5.7   
High in June: 99°   
Average degrees hotter than normal in July: 3       
High in July: 100°








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  • Rob E.
    07/29 12:50 PM

    Only number 3? C’mon, Raleigh, we’re better then that. Plug in those space heaters! Put a coat of black paint on everything so it soaks up the sunlight! We’ll show Lubbock who’s boss.

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