Dayton breaks 3rd high temp record in two weeks

Credit: Jim Noelker

Credit: Jim Noelker

Dayton has broken a 101-year-old high temperature record, the third time in the past two weeks the city saw record heat.

The high temperature on Wednesday reached 70 degrees at the Dayton International Airport, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

The previous record for Feb. 22 was 69 degrees, set in 1922.

Dayton broke records on Feb. 15, when highs reached 71 degrees and broke a record of 69 degrees set in 1954.

Columbus also broke heat records Feb. 15 with highs of 72 degrees breaking a record set in 1954 of 70 degrees.

Before that, Dayton also broke the high temperature record for Feb. 9, with highs reaching 67 degrees, breaking a record of 65 degrees set in 2001.

Cincinnati also broke its old high temperature record on Wednesday, reaching a high of 73 degrees, according to NWS reports. The previous record was 71 degrees, also set in 1922.

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