Most afternoons on the NWS Chat someone asks if DFW or ACT has hit 100 and the NWS folks happily reply, after a moments delay, while they “dial-in” to check the latest numbers from the station in question.
The “official” climate report isn’t released until after the evening newscasts, but the high temperature for the day is usually recorded around 5:00pm or before.
Habits are interesting things. Shouldn’t anyone be able to see the temperature reports from any time at any point? Should we need to bother the busy folks at NWS because we need to make a graphic by a certain time? Isn’t one of the benefits of the Internet that it is real time?