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It's really hot, but it has been worse

Seem especially hot lately?

It's not your imagination. On Wednesday, Tampa tied a 1904 record high for that day in history at 95 degrees.

Mike Clay, chief meteorologist for Bay News 9, said a low-pressure storm system in the Rockies is heating our area, causing a high-pressure system to hang around the Gulf of Mexico. It's messing up the usual pattern of sea breezes and showers.

"It's making it impossible for us to pop afternoon thunderstorms," Clay said.

But we can consider ourselves lucky compared with this time of year in 1985, when Thursday's date set an all-time high for Tampa of 99 degrees. "Oh, it must have been awful," Clay said.

It's really hot, but it has been worse 06/06/08 [Last modified: Friday, June 6, 2008 1:31pm]
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