Betty Welch could hardly believe the triple-digit reading on her outdoor thermometer when she glanced at it Thursday afternoon at her house on the north side of Columbus.
The time: 3:55 p.m.
The temperature: 107.
“Oh my gosh,” Welch said. “Unbelievable.”
The temperatures Thursday set a new record for warmest June 28 in Columbus, depending on where you looked.
The National Weather Service recorded a high temperature of 102 degrees at the Columbus Municipal Airport.
The Republic website, which gathers data from a downtown Columbus weather station, showed a high of 108.
AccuWeather, a private weather forecasting company, said Columbus set the record for its warmest June 28 at 102 degrees.
The official record for the cooperative weather station in Columbus is 104 degrees, set in 1931, according to the Indiana State Climate Office.
One thing was for sure: It was hot. Real hot.
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