It was hot Tuesday but it was not a record

It was not a record high on Tuesday – but Clinton area weather observer Jim Blaess says it was something to put in the record books.

The high Tuesday was 96 while the record for the date is 97 set in 1984.  But, Blaess says that is the highest temperature this late in the month since August 29th 1984 when it was 97.

Blaess added that the rain a few days ago totaled about a third of an inch and made the month’s total about one-point-one inches.  He says right now-this August would be 9th driest on record and driest since 1984.