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June 19 hadn't been this hot in nearly 50 years

June 19 hadn't been this hot in nearly 50 years

The last time Williamsburg was this hot on June 19, America was in the midst of the Cold War.

That record came back in 1970, when the temperature reached a high of 97 degrees for three consecutive days, from June 18-20.

According to data from Weather Underground, a website that collects airport weather data, the heat index Tuesday in Williamsburg peaked at 105 degrees at about 4 p.m. At that point, the temperature was near 100 and the humidity was 33 percent. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the Peninsula through 8...

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