Elkton, July 24, 2010 — Cecil County continues to bake under a strong heat wave this Saturday evening as hot, humid air remains blanketed over the area. At 9:30 p.m. on this uncomfortable night the Cecil County Dept. of Emergency Services Weather Station in Elkton reports that the temperature has fallen to 87-degrees, which feels like 95-degrees when the humidity is factored in.
The forecasters at the Weather Service aren’t promising much relief either for they’ve extended the heat advisory until 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning. The overnight lows, will range from the high 70s to lower 80s across the region, but when combined with the humidity that feels like 90 degrees. During the day tomorrow we’re back into the 90s, with heat values up to 100.
Downtown Elkton was sizzling as the digital thermometer at Cecil Bank on North Street spiked at 102 degrees at 1:00 p.m. For a nearly 50 year period (1927 – 1976) Elkton had an offical cooperative weather station and H. Wirt Bouchelle dutifully recorded weather. The highest temperature he ever record in Elkton took place on January 30, 1966 when the thermometer climbed to 106 degrees.