Monday’s 108 ties 2009 high
The mercury climbed to a brain-melting 108 degrees on Monday, highest yet this summer.
It also equals the highest temperature of 2009, when the U. S. Weather Service thermometer at KR XT-FM reached 108 four times.
That year Rockdale recorded 62 highs of 100 or more. This year, through Tuesday, 25 triple digit highs have been recorded.
Traditionally the next two weeks are Rockdale’s hottest of the year. The town’s all time high of 113 was established on Sept. 5, 2000.