These are the all-time ten hottest weather temperature days recorded in the city of Memphis, Tennessee. The temperature data for Memphis dates back to 1875. On August 3, 2011, the temperature reached 106 degrees in Memphis, which is hot enough to make this list.
It can certainly get really hot in Memphis. The all-time hottest temperature ever recorded in Memphis is 108 degrees which occurred on July 13, 1980. The hottest temperature ever recorded in the state of Tennessee is 113 degrees, which occurred on August 9, 1930 in Perryvile.
Every single date in the months of July and August in Memphis have had at least one 100 degree weather temperature day dating back to 1875. In fact, every single date from June 17 through September 9, have had at least one 100 degree weather temperature day.
The earliest date when a 100 degree day occurred in Memphis was June 6, 1977, when it was exactly 100 degrees. The latest date when a 100 degree day occurred was September 20, 2010, when it was also 100 degrees.
10 All-Time Hottest Weather Temperature Days in Memphis
1. July 13, 1980 - 108 degrees
T-2. August 30, 2000 - 107 degrees
T-2. July 14, 1980 - 107 degrees
T-4. August 15, 2007 - 106 degrees
T-4. August 29, 2000 - 106 degrees
T-4. July 28, 1952 - 106 degrees
T-4. July 28, 1930 - 106 degrees
T-4. July 12, 1930 - 106 degrees
T-4. August 3, 2011 - 106 degrees
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T-10. August 16, 2007 - 105 degrees
T-10. August 13, 2007 - 105 degrees
It's been 105 degrees seven times in Memphis, but just the last two dates are listed. Memphis is having a hot 2011, but the temperature has not yet been hot enough to make this list.
The hottest month of the year in Memphis, Tennessee is July, which has a daily average temperature of 82.9 degrees, followed closely by August at 81.4 degrees. The next hottest month in Memphis is June at 79.2 degrees, and then September which averages 74.9 degrees.
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