High temps in Ohio break records from 1900s


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The National Weather Service reports temperatures broke records set in the early 1900s across much of Ohio as the mercury topped 80 degree in some areas.

A record 81 degrees was recorded Monday afternoon in Toledo and Dayton, breaking the 78-degree marks set on the same date in 1921 for Toledo and 1907 for Dayton. Cincinnati temperatures also hit 81 degrees, matching a 1907 record.

Columbus' 78 degrees beat out the 77-degrees hit in 1921, 1903 and 1898.

In the Akron-Canton area, temperatures hit 77, breaking the 75-degree record of 1903.

And Cleveland felt 76-degree weather, matching a 1903 record.

High temperatures are expected again Tuesday as spring is ushered in.