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Record heat in Roswell Sunday

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Roswell experienced record high temperatures Sunday, reaching a high of 107, according to a series of tweets sent out by the National Weather Service in Albuquerque on their official Twitter account.

The temperature of 107 recorded at the Roswell International Airport Aug. 18 surpasses the previous record of 106 from that same day in 1994.

Roswell has experienced an August this year with higher than average temperatures. So far, Roswell has experienced 15 days with a high of 100 or more, inching ever closer to the 2012 record of 21 days.

A separate tweet posted Monday listed a series of other records that could soon be broken:

  • This August, there have been four days where the high temperature has been 105 degrees, tied with 2011 and 2012 for the most August days greater than or equal to 105 degrees.
  • In 2019, there have been 12 days where the high temperature has been 105 degrees or greater. Only three other years have had more such days: 2011 and 2012 each had 13 days, and 2016 had 15 days.
  • There have been 41 days that have been 100 degrees or greater this year. Only two years have had more: 2011 had 60 days and 2018 had 43 days
  • The average temperature between Aug. 1 and 18 of this year has been 87.2 degrees, making it the warmest on record for that period, shattering the previous record of 86 degrees in 2011 for those dates.

   Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.