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It's a record! City sees 47 consecutive days of 80-degree heat

It's been a summer for the books.

It's been a summer for the books. Photo Credit: EZRA SHAW / Getty Images

This summer's heat is destroying records in the city.

Temperatures in Central Park yesterday reached 80 degrees or higher for the 47th consecutive day, setting a record, according to the National Weather Service.

The temperatures won't go lower than that for at least a week, according to NWS meteorologist Carlie Buccola.

"We're definitely going to keep going" with the heat, she said.

The previous record for consecutive 80-degree days in Central Park was 41 in 2001 followed by 40 which was set in 1946, according to the NWS.

In 1944, there were 37 consecutive 80-degree days, records show.

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