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Tennessee Viking
08-14-2007, 02:12
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) - Going to the mountains will provide a break from the heat, but it's relative.

The National Park Services says its air quality monitoring station atop Clingman's Dome recorded 72 degrees on Friday.

That isn't a record, but it ties the warmest reading recorded at the tallest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

National Park Service spokesman Bob Miller says the temperature at the top of Clingman's Dome has crested at 72 a handful of times since the monitoring station was installed in 1993.

08-14-2007, 02:21
72F is also the record high on Mt. Washington. I remember, only because I was there that day; August 2, 1975.

SGT Rock
08-14-2007, 02:26
yes it hit 72F while we down here in the valley were 20+ degrees hotter. Something to think about when calculating the temperature difference of the trail when you go hiking.