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Monday July 5th, 2010

Posted at 4:12pm

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Sunrise on Lake St. Clair, Windsor, Ontario by Luciana Nechita (from our flickr pool)

It sure is hot out there.

With a current temperature of 34 °C (4pm), we’d have to beat 1988’s temperature of 35.3 °C to achieve a record for heat on this day.

But what about the hottest day ever recorded in Windsor?

Interestingly enough, 1988 chimes in here as well with a major record.  On June 25th 1988, Windsor hit a high temperature of 40.2 °C which is 104.36 °F.  These however are raw recorded temperatures, not counting the humidex.

Humidex?  What’s that?

The humidex is a calculated value to describe how how and humid weather feels to us.  Created by the Meteorological Service of Canada in 1965, the humidex rolls the air temperature and humidity levels into one number to illustrate how the average human perceives the current temperature.

Even though humidex wasn’t calculated back in 1953, Windsor achieved a Canada-wide record of 52.2 °C (or 125.96 °F) on June 20th of that year when calculations were made from historical data.

Windsor’s 52.2 °C humidex record was knocked by the wayside when Carman, Manitoba set a new record of 53.0 °C in July 2007.

So keep cool, and don’t sweat too much today, our current humidex is only 42.0 °C!

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