Cleveland, Ohio – In what is shaping up as an October to remember for heat, Cleveland hit a record 89 degrees Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service reported.
Monday marked the fourth day of temperatures in the 80s this month, and it is only Oct. 8.
Highs are forecast to reach the 80s again on Tuesday and Wednesday. if those predictions hold true, that would give Cleveland six 80-degree days, with three weeks to go in the month.
In many years, including 2015, 2014 and 2012, the temperature never reached 80 degrees in October, cleveland.com found in researching daily weather reports.
There were five 80-degree October days each of the last two years. The record of 12 was set in 1963. In no other year has there been more than eight. On average, there are fewer than three.
This year, the highs the first seven days of October were 81, 78, 83, 77, 64, 85 and 70. Factoring in lows and highs, Cleveland’s average temperature was 10.1 degrees above normal through the first week.