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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
635 PM EDT Wed Sep 11 2019

...HOTTEST SEPTEMBER DAY SINCE 1983 AND HOTTEST DAY OF 2019 FOR
BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA...

Yet another 90-degree day At 4 PM EDT this afternoon, the
temperature at the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg,
where official temperature records for Blacksburg are taken,
reached 94 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the hottest temperature
recorded during the month of September in Blacksburg since 1983!
In addition, this is also the hottest temperature recorded during
this summer season as well as for the calendar year 2019, surpassing
the 92 degrees which occurred just last week on September 4th and
the 93 degrees which occurred on July 20th of this year.

Here are a few other interesting facts about 90-degree days in
Blacksburg.

- Today marks only the 14th time since 2013 that the temperature
  has reached or exceeded 90-degrees in Blacksburg and the 8th
  time this calendar year that the temperature has reached or
  exceeded 90-degrees in Blacksburg.
- No 90-degree days were recorded for three consecutive years in
  Blacksburg from 2013 through 2015.
- The hottest temperature ever recorded officially in Blacksburg
  during the month of September is 96 degrees, which occurred on
  September 2, 1953.
- The all time hottest temperature recorded in Blacksburg is 99
  degrees, which last occurred on August 23, 1983 and previously
  occurred on July 15, 1954.
- Blacksburg has now recorded 8 days in 2019 with a high
  temperature of 90 degrees or higher. The last year to see this
  many days of temperature 90 degrees or higher was 2011, when 12
  days of 90 or higher temperatures were recorded between June and
  September that year.

Official temperature records for Blacksburg, VA go back to 1952.

All of our climate stations, with the exception of Bluefield, WV
where the official temperature equipment has failed, recorded 90+
high temperatures today. For more current and historical climate
information, please reference the climate section on our web site
at www.weather.gov/blacksburg and then select the "Climate and
Past Weather" pull down menu at the top of the page.

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