Updated: Hatteras hot streak hits record 12th straight day with high of at least 90

The view at Lillian Street in Kitty Hawk on July 20, 2020. [Sam Walker photo]

Updated, Tuesday 8 p.m.: The high at Cape Hatteras on Tuesday was 91 degrees, just one degree shy of the July 28 record set in 1936. It’s the 12th straight day the high has reached at least 90, and the 24th day this month.

Previous story: The July heat wave along the Outer Banks continues to set records, and it is expected to stick around at least into the weekend.

The high temperature on Monday was 92 at Cape Hatteras, breaking the old mark for July 27 of 91 set in 1999. That’s the 11th straight day that the temperature at Billy Mitchell Field if Frisco reached at least 90 degrees.

The previous record for Cape Hatteras was seven consecutive days over the first week of July 2018, according to data from the Newport/Morehead City National Weather Service office

There have been 23 days where the high temperature was 90 or higher at Hatteras so far this month. An average year has just five.

Another hot day is on tap for the region on Tuesday, with a heat advisory in effect and highs expected to reach 94 with a heat index of 107.

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