Thursday’s chilly weather was a record-breaker but it’s not the kind of record that grabs headlines. It was a day with a record low high temperature. Since records began, It was a coldest high temperature ever recorded on an Oct. 15 at RIC. Not the biggest weather news ever but at least worth noting.
We’ll likely set another record today (Friday) with high temperatures for most expected to stay in the upper 40s. Today’s record low max is 54
Here’s the note from the NWS Wakefield offfice:
RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD, VA
545 PM EDT THU OCT 15 2009
..RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE SET AT RICHMOND VA
THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS 54 DEGREES TODAY. THIS ESTABLISHES A NEW RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER 15…BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 56 DEGREES SET BACK IN 1939.