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It's official: SC's record for hottest day was broken in 2012

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The state's Climatology Office revealed Tuesday that South Carolina broke the all-time record high for temperature this past summer with 113 degrees on June 29.

That record high was reached at the University of South Carolina.

Forecasters have been keeping records in Columbia since 1887, but never in 126 years of record keeping has the temperature been that high in the Palmetto State.

A temperature gauge at Columbia Metropolitan Airport reached 109 degrees in the days before the official record was smashed.

Florence set a record at 104 degrees, and the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport also set a record for June 30 at 103 degrees.

The hottest temperature ever recorded in South Carolina was 111 degrees in Camden in June 1954.

Most of the state was blasted with heat during the first few weeks of summer this year.

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