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  • Tropical Trouble?

    Good morning all!

    Just read that New York is about to have its hottest July on record, and I can say that I’ve lived through it!  According to this article, the average monthly temperature in Central Park has been 81.6 degrees so far, warmer than the record set in July 1999 of 81.4!  I guess we’ll see what happens over the next week or so, but so far we’re still going to remain above average over the next several days.  Ugh.

    Much of the country is feeling above average temperatures, and the West is going to cook today with many cities reaching 90 degrees or higher.  Here’s a look at today’s Highs, and the forecast Heat Index (heat combined with humidity):

    We do have a frontal boundary draped across the Ohio Valley back into the Central Plains which could spark some strong to severe storms through the day today.  Here’s a look at the Storm Prediction Center’s outlook where we could see large hail, damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and heavy rain:

    The other story we’re keeping a close watch on is the tropics where we have a wave that’s bringing some heavy rain and breezy conditions to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  Flash flood watches are in effect where several more inches of rain could fall.  There’s a chance this area of low pressure could become better organized, and be upgraded to a tropical depression. 

    Some of the computer models are developing this into Tropical Storm Bonnie, and putting the storm into the Eastern Gulf of Mexico this weekend – right smack dab into the oil spill.  Here’s a look at the 8am model runs (thanks to www.wunderground.com)

    We’ll have to see what happens over the next day or so as upper levels winds begin to slacken a bit.  Certainly something to watch.

    That’s about it for now.  Hope everyone is having a good day so far, and keeping cool!

    JD

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July 27, 2010 at 2:39 pm

DoninRichmond

Our forecast highs were changed again. Today is 100, tomorrow 101, Saturday 104, Sunday 101 and Monday 89

July 22, 2010 at 5:26 am

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July 22, 2010 at 1:39 am

Margie Gacki

I spoke too soon about the high temperature for today. The sun came out late in the afternoon and it got up to 91 at 5:00 pm. And here, I thought we'd finally break the streak of 90+ degree days. Oh well, one day it will get cooler! Margie

July 21, 2010 at 6:53 pm

Margie Gacki

Where is everybody today? I got finished my project that took me all day & I expected to see some chatter on the blog. Hey Don, I checked my thermometer & it only got up to 87 today (the first time in almost a week) but with the humidity it feels like 92--yuck! A project that I thought would be simple, took me all day--I have to submit a scale drawing of my house in order to apply for a permit with the city & boy was that a pain! I have to indicate how much I'll be using for my business. Margie

July 21, 2010 at 4:31 pm

DoninRichmond

Except for tomorrow and Sunday where wee expect 99, Friday we expect 100 and Saturday 101. Yesterday all my thermometers were from 102 to 106 and yet at the airport it only got to 98. Lonnie, why do you want to see Houston on the map? It always hot and humid there. Is there ever a time when the humidity is not pushing 100%?

July 21, 2010 at 2:16 pm

timothy benedix

here in florida it is hot every day from march to sept i want to leave so bad

July 20, 2010 at 7:17 pm

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July 20, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Lonnie Anderson

I live in the Houston Texas Area and we are the Largest City in Texas and we don't rate our name on the MAP..........Please explain.........

July 20, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Tn~Deb

Don't feel lonesome, it's super hot here too. And with the humidity, it's sauna like. I'm staying indoors as much as possible. I will wander out when the sunsets. Gwen, enjoy your FL. vacation. Howdy to y'all and have great day! Deb

July 20, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey Janice, I'm staying inside today because I got too overheated yesterday when I was out taking pictures. That heat and humidity just sucked the life out of me! I'm staying in the nice cool air conditioning. I'm working on cleaning out my junk room so I can turn it into my office for my business. It's coming along nicely. I hope this heat goes away soon. It's been nasty! Hey to everyone else out there. I hope everyone is staying cool. Have a great afternoon, all! Margie

July 20, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Petchy Sargent

It was 100F here in Santa Fe yesterday! We normally top out in the mid-80s in summer. We don't have a/c here because usually a fan is enough. I want to go dip my feet in a creek!

July 20, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Gwen in Mississippi

Hi JD. I'd better check in early since I'll probably not get a chance to visit later today...or even tomorrow for that matter. Will be leaving for Navarre, FL early Thurs morning. I do hope that tropical storm will steer easterly. One of those tracks brings it very close to where I'll be for the next several days. Sorry to hear that Jill's left. She was quite good and will be missed. Things do change, don't they? Hello to everyone and hope you're all well. Catch y'all later! Gwen :)

July 20, 2010 at 12:23 pm

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