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9 for the 90s

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Posted: May 21, 2014 11:36 AM by Meteorologist Josh Eachus
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As Baton Rouge awaits the first 90° high temperature of 2014, here are 9 stats about the 90s in the Capital City.

1. Baton Rouge reached 90° for the first time in 2013 on May 20.
2. Annual averages show the Red Stick recording its first 90° temperature by May 14.
3. The earliest 90° day on record is March 2, 1909. *This is an amazing mark which distances itself by more than a month from the next earliest 90° reading on April 10, 1908.
4. The latest into the year it has taken Baton Rouge to reach 90° is June 10, 1950 & June 10, 1976.
5. The latest into the year, the Capital City has recorded the last 90° high is October 27, 1907.
6. On average, the last 90° high occurs on October 3.
7. The earliest that the area has ever experienced the final 90° high for the year was September 6, 1979.
8. The maximum number of days that the Capital City has reached 90° or above was 127 in 1963. Two years earlier in 1961, only 30 days reached 90°, the fewest on record.
9. On average, Baton Rouge spends (can't make this up) 90 days per year in the 90s.

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