New record high temperature recorded in Atlantic, Sunday

News, Weather

May 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic set a new record for the highest temperature recorded in the City for May 27th, Sunday. The temperature at the KJAN studios (the official National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic), reached 92-degrees, which beat the old record of 91 set in 1931.

The National Weather Service said record high temps were also broken Sunday in Mason City, which reached 93-degrees (the old record was 91 in 1980), and in Des Moines, which reached 91-degrees (The old record was 90, in 1977).

The forecast for Memorial Day calls for mostly sunny skies, and highs across the area in the low 80’s, which would be considerably lower than the record high of 95 set in Atlantic on May 28th, 1895.