New record highs set on Tuesday

7:46 PM, Apr 9, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND - Temperatures soared into the lower 80s across a large part of Ohio on Tuesday as warm southerly winds turned spring into instant summer.

The Akron Canton Airport set a new record high of 80 degrees at 4:51 p.m. beating an old record of 79 degrees set in 1931.

Mansfield also set a new record today 4:25 p.m. at Lahm Airport with a high of 81 degrees. Their old record was 80 degrees set in 2001.

Cleveland missed a new record high by one degree.

Conditions were quite different along the lakeshore where a cold front sitting over the area and Lake Erie with a water temperature of 38 degrees kept temperatures in the 40s for much of the afternoon.

At 4 p.m., the temperature was 77 degrees at Hopkins International, while Burke Lakefront Airport in downtown Cleveland was only 44 degrees.

Here is a look at other high temperatures across Ohio on Tuesday:

Cleveland Hopkins: 80 degrees

Cleveland Burke: 62 degrees

Lorain/Elyria: 82 degrees

Ashtabula: 75 degrees

Wooster: 80 degrees

Mansfield: 81 degrees

Youngstown: 77 degrees

New Philadelphia: 81 degrees

Toledo: 66 degrees

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