Like she does most days, 17-year old Ramsey Greathouse started her day Wednesday with a workout at CrossFit.
The rising senior at Hardaway High School plays on the golf team and swim team. She cycles regularly. And last weekend, she won the age 15-19 female category in the Chattahoochee Challenge sprint triathlon.
So she’s accustomed to the heat. But, Ramsey can tell that temperatures have risen a notch or two.
“It’s really a factor. It adds a challenge that’s not there the rest of the year,” she said.
The temperature hit 101 by 3 p.m., with a heat index of 105 -- down from 111 earlier in the day.
“It’s certainly not a healthy environment,” WRBL Chief Meteorologist Bob Jeswald said.
Wednesday’s high broke the previous record from 2010 record of 98, he added.
June had five days of 100-plus days. None were recorded in July.
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