101-Year Heat Record Shattered in Boston

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(ConservativeHub.com) – Boston broke an over 100-year heat record when its temperature reached 98 degrees Fahrenheit.

On Wednesday, June 19, amid Massachusetts’ battle with soaring temperatures, Boston’s heat record was broken.

Although summer has only begun just, several states, including those int he Mid and Northwest, have experienced excessive heat.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory on Wednesday for several parts of Massachusetts, which was set to remain in effect until Thursday when the heat index was expected to reach 104 degrees.

Pete Bouchard, NBC News’ Boston meteorologist, announced the record-breaking temperature. 

He took to X to reveal Boston broke the “Old record” of “96 back in 1923,” adding in his post that the heat index was “as high as 113 in Dorchester.”

Bouchard was referencing the previous record-setting temperature which occurred 101 years ago on June 19, 1923.

In response to Bouchard’s post about the heat index reaching 113, Jeff Berardelli, chief meteorologist and climate specialist for Tampa Bay, Florida, replied on X, “Feels like 113 near Boston? Holy cow.”

The heat index, which measures how hot it feels to the human body, spiked because of the rising temperatures and the humidity in the area, with the NWS warning that the combination could result in heat-related illness.

The NWS recommended that the public “drink plenty of fluids,” remain indoors in air-conditioned spaces, and “check up on relatives and neighbors.”

The “dangerous heat and humidity” was projected to continue on Thursday, with the agency advising that temperatures were expected to reach the mid-to-upper 90s in several areas. Temperatures in Boston dropped into the 70s on Friday, however, and are expected to remain in the low to mid 80s throughout the coming week.

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