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Another Cleveland temperature record; it’s never been hotter this late in the year

October 9, 2018

Another Cleveland temperature record; it’s never been hotter this late in the year

CLEVELAND, Ohio - It’s never been hotter this late in the year in Cleveland.

The temperature hit a record-tying 86 degrees at 4:06 p.m. at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, matching the mark for the date set in 1949.

Never on this date or later in the year has the temperature been higher, cleveland.com found in researching National Weather Service records that date back to 1871.

The same was true on Monday - for Oct. 8 or later - when the temperature reached a record 89 degrees for that date.

Only once has there ever been a 90-degree October reading in Cleveland, and that was earlier in the month, on Oct. 6, 1946.

Five of the first nine days this month have been 81 degrees or higher - 81 on Oct. 1, 83 last Wednesday, 85 on Saturday, 89 on Monday and now 86 on Tuesday.

For the month, factoring in both highs and lows, Cleveland temperatures are running nearly 12 degrees above normal.

And the heat wave is not over.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a high of 84 degrees on Wednesday, before cooling off to the 60s on Thursday and 50s on Friday.

The record for Oct. 10 is 86 degrees.

Rich Exner, data analysis editor for cleveland.com, writes about numbers on a variety of topics. Follow on Twitter @RichExner. 

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