Ardmore set a record low for the second consecutive day Thursday morning when the thermometer dipped to 60.6 degrees, according to Ardmoreweatherlive.com.
Thursday’s low at 12:30 a.m. eclipsed the previous record of 63 degrees set in 1926.
Wednesday’s low was 59.8 degrees at 6:05 a.m., besting the previous record of 62 degrees set in 1926.
Prior to Wednesday — and then Thursday — the last time the temperature dipped to 60 degrees or below was June 11 when the low was 58.5 degrees.
Is a third consecutive record-setting day possible? The record low for today is 60 degrees set in 1959. Temperatures late Thursday were sliding toward that mark, needing only to fall 6 degrees to match the 55-year-old record.
While Thursday’s low temperature came up less than a degree of matching the previous morning’s mark, Thursday’s daytime high shattered the previous day’s unseasonably cool temperatures.
Thursday’s high was a cool 66.6 degrees, achieved at 12:19 p.m. The actual temperature was more than 8 degrees below the forecast for Thursday.
Wednesday’s high temperature was 79 degrees at 3:47 p.m.
The last time the high was close to Thursday’s was on April 30 when the thermometer topped out at 66.2 degrees.
Ardmoreweatherlive.com archives are available back to 2006. In those eight years, there has never been a high of only 66.6 degrees in July. The coolest July high during that span was 78.1 registered on July 9, 2010.
Such fall-like temperatures are not here to stay, however. Temperatures are forecast to climb back into the 90s by Sunday.