Pending verification, Friday will go down in history as the hottest day ever for South Carolina.
Temperatures soared to 113 degrees on Friday at the reporting stations in the town of Johnston and the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
These temperatures on paper have surpassed the state's previous all-time record high of 111 degrees, which was set in Camden on June 28, 1954.
However, National Weather Service meteorologists and the South Carolina Climate Office must first verify that the temperature readings are accurate--a task scheduled to be completed today.
To determine the accuracy of the temperature measurement, AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Frank Strait states that the meteorologists will first verify the location of the thermometer.
"Is the thermometer situated over grass, like it should be, or over pavement would be one of the first questions they answer."
Thermometers that sit above pavement will read higher than what the actual temperature is due to extra sunlight being absorbed by the pavement.
"If the thermometer is located over grass, then the meteorologists may compare it to other thermometers that have already been declared accurate to determine if it is is reading temperatures properly," continued Strait.
"I have noticed that the thermometer at Johnston typically reads hotter than other surrounding sites, so that may be something they consider."
A state record high being set in South Carolina would only add to the growing list of records broken as the far-reaching heat wave brought June to a close.
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