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Friday's heat reaches record setting temps

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Friday's record smashing high temperature of 104° was a very rare event in Cincinnati. The old record for July 6th was 98° set in 1874.

The official temperature is measured at the International Airport, CVG, which has been the official temperature since 1947. The 104° temperature measured there on Friday was the hottest ever recorded at The Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Before 1947, the official temperature was measured in a variety of places in downtown Cincinnati, and for a while after that, the Abbe Observatory in Clifton.

The number of days the official temperature has been at 104° or hotter in Cincinnati history is 14, including Friday.

On one day in Downtown Cincinnati, the temperature was observed at 104°in 1881 and on another in 1901, it hit 105°.

All 11 other high temperatures 104° or hotter were in the Dust Bowl years of 1934 and 1936.

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