Our latest surge of heat resulted in the hottest day of the year so far on Tuesday August 13th, 2019 as the GSP Airport hit a high temperature of 97°.

This beats out several days this summer where we hit 96° on the thermometer, and if you're wondering if it ended up being a record high, well, it didn't.

The record high for that day is 100° set back in 1999, and most record highs to beat in the month of August are at least 100°.

That makes beating a record high in August down here one tall task.

Believe it or not, it's been more than 3 years since GSP was that hot.

The last time GSP reached 97° was July 25, 2016.

Asheville tied their hottest day of the year by reaching a high of 91°, which was also 3 degrees shy of their record high of 94° set back in 1925.

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