Columbus weather: Today's high breaks record

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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