I always say it is cheaper to cool a home 10 degrees than to heat one 70 degrees like back home in Pennsylvania. But yesterday - we were cooling our home 30 degrees.
Tallahassee broke a record Wednesday, but that probably was something residents didn't want to see.
At 3:07 p.m. the temperature at the Tallahassee Regional Airport hit 105 degrees, said Kelly Godsey, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Tallahassee. That eclipsed the all-time high temperature of 104, last set June 20, 1933, and measured at 317 N. Calhoun St.
Godsey said the sea breezes that normally start blowing into Tallahassee in the late morning took even longer to get here. Also, the small, puffy cumulus clouds that form and provide shade didn't appear.
"It was sunny until about 12:30 or 1 p.m.," Godsey said. "By then it already had gotten to 100 degrees and it didn't take much more to get to 105."
Rain finally made its way to the area late Wednesday afternoon, bringing with it hail ranging from pea-size to nickel-size and covering the ground in some areas, said NWS Senior Service Hydrologist Joel Lanier.