A scorching heat wave has broken temperature records in at least four Georgia cities. The National Weather Service reported Sunday that temperatures reached 105 degrees in Atlanta, breaking a record of 99 degrees set in 1954. It was even hotter in Athens, where the thermometers reached 108 degrees, beating a record set in 1927 by five degrees.
Last month the state saw some of the summer’s hottest weather with many areas experiencing record-breaking temperatures into the hundreds. But it’s the lack of rain that’s been causing problems for Georgia’s agriculture.