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Record Highs Smashed From Carolinas to Dakotas Sunday

12 Jun 2016, 7:34 pm


Another day, another round of record-setting temperatures for much of the Plains and parts of the Southeast on Sunday.

After an exceptionally hot weekend, more records were broken from South Carolina to Minnesota on Sunday, with the mercury soaring to near 100° with oppressive humidity levels across much of the eastern third of the country.

Charleston, South Carolina hit 97°, breaking its daily record of 96° from 2011. North Myrtle Beach (95°) and Florence (97­°) in South Carolina both also broke daily records on Sunday as well, along with New Bern (95°) in North Carolina.

Meanwhile in the upper Midwest and through the Plains, Worthington, Minnesota (94°) and several spots in South Dakota including Yankton and Mitchell, set records again on Sunday, with temperatures nearing the century mark in both locations.

A big ridge of high pressure is allowing warm, humid air to stream north out of the Gulf of Mexico, although temperatures should slowly moderate back closer to seasonal averages by mid-week across much of the eastern third of the country. Warmer weather will return to the West Coast by next weekend and into early next week.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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