Northeast Tennessee has neared heat records for several days in a row, according to records maintained by the National Weather Service (NWS). The record high on June 16 is 94 degrees, which was set in 2015. As of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, the temperature at Tri-Cities is 93 degrees.
With the temperatures hovering in dangerous highs, News Channel 11 compiled the following list of summer heat records in the Tri-Cities using NWS data:
What is the hottest temp. recorded in the Tri-Cities during June?
According to the NWS, June’s record high is also the hottest temperature ever recorded in the Tri-Cities. On June 30, 2012 scorching heat of 103 degrees was recorded.
The day prior to that record in 2012 had also seen a high of 102 degrees.
How hot is it on average in June?
The NWS reports that the average Tri-Cities June temperature sits at 72.3 degrees.
The average temperature on June 16 is right at 73 degrees. The record low on June 16 was recorded in 2002, when a low of only 50 degrees was recorded.
What is the coldest it’s ever been in a Tri-Cities June?
While 103 is a staggering heat to contemplate, what may be even harder to imagine is the shocking record June low.
In 1966, on both June 1 and 2, a low temperature of 38 degrees was recorded by the NWS.
What about next month?
July averages a higher daily temperature in the Tri-Cites, according to the NWS. The average July temperature sits at 75.6 degrees.
However, July’s highest temperature ever recorded does not surpass June’s. On July 28-29, 1952, the record was set at 102 degrees.
You can see more of the Tri-Cities temperature and weather records on the NWS website.