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  • Hottest July on record!

    Hi everyone!

    I have my last long weekend coming up for the summer.   Last weekend my mom was in town, and I surprised her with my brother and his fiance as well as her sister and brother in law coming to New York to see her.  Everything worked out so perfectly for her birthday.    This weekend we’re going to visit friends at a cottage – and that’s going to be it for summer vacation time.    No complaints, though.  I’ve had a great summer of fun.  I’m very excited for fall.  I love to look through the catalogs in the mail with all the fuzzy fluffy sweaters and beautiful autumn colors. 

    Weather-wise, the northeast and midatlantic are in for some stormy weather I’m afraid Thursday-Saturday.  We could even see some severe storms as this system lingers through the weekend.  Might want to plan some indoor activities over the next few days.

    More hot weather is expected for the Desert Southwest and valleys of California over the next few days.  Excessive heat watches and warnings are in effect.  

    And NOAA just released its findings for the month of July 2012.  Not hard to believe we had the hottest July on record since 1895!  Even hotter than July of 1936 which was the peak of the dust bowl!    Not only is this the hottest July on record but the HOTTEST MONTH EVER recorded in 117 years!  Nutty!

    And in the tropics, Ernesto made landfall last night as a category 1 hurricane on the southern Yucatan coast near Mahahual, Mexico.  

    Ernesto is weakening and will move into the Bay of Campeche later today.   

    We’re also watching a tropical wave east of the Windward Islands for potential development over the next several days:

    That’s all for now.  Hope you guys are doing great.   Consider this an open blog for the next few days.  I’ll be back Monday!

    JD

Margie Gacki

Hey Gwen! An 80-member choir--WOW! That must have been something. Happy birthday to little Carter! I hope he has a special day! Hey to everyone else out there. I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I visited my parents. I had to take the scenic route to get there because I-70 was closed for over 12 hrs. when a truck carrying explosives caught fire--not fun! Thankfully I knew an alternate route & it only took me 45 minutes longer. Yesterday's trip was much more relaxing. Take care, everyone. Margie

August 13, 2012 at 11:09 am

Gwen

...BTW, lovely weekend in MySouth! High yesterday was only 89 (with low humidity) after a morning low of 60. Such a gorgeous day! We had gotten almost 4 inches of rain at my house on Thursday and Friday...then 2 glorious days Saturday and Sunday. We're supposed to warm back up a little this week, but nothing too bad. Wish I could bottle this weather and send to each of my blogging friends. AJ, It's almost as good as SoCal! TTFN! :)

August 13, 2012 at 10:10 am

Gwen

Mornin', guys! Busy weekend. Another b'day party yesterday. This one for our little Carter who is 6 today. We took the easy route for our Sunday celebration with grilled deer burgers and fries; then the cake and ice cream. YUM! Wish all of you could have been with me at church last night. We had a "Night of Worship" celebration presented by an 80-member choir from 5 area churches. It was beyond PHENOMENAL!! Y'all take care and have a great day! Gwen :)

August 13, 2012 at 10:02 am

wenchie

It's 8/12 and guess what we harvested today? Freaking PUMPKINS!! "Isnt it way tooo early to harvest pumpkins, wenchie?" you may ask. Damn right it is WAYYY to early. But it's been soooo warm everything has been pushed. They had to be picked. OYYY whatta summer!!

August 12, 2012 at 7:14 pm

PJ

Hi all just wanted to make all laugh. Our local weather said a cold front moving in. Oh that sounds good well it is 95. Ha ha What a cold front. right. hey it is better then 109. Hope all are well and cool. Watching football all day. PM

August 12, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Margie Gacki

OK, I couldn't let the day go by without someone posting something on the blog. I guess everyone is taking the weekend off. I had a great today. I got together with the librarian who most influenced my decision to become a librarian. Sandy was my middle school librarian (way too many years ago!) & we kept in touch for a while & then lost touch for a while. She's only 10 yrs older than me so we're not that far apart in age. It was great catching up with her! Take care, everyone! Margie

August 11, 2012 at 11:35 pm

wenchie

Call what you will--"nutty","global warming","climate change"--whatever. It's devastating to those of us in agriculture, which means it's gonna hit hard everyone in the wallet. So much is made out of corn, or fed corn.

August 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm

DoninRichmond

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August 10, 2012 at 12:59 pm

DoninRichmond

Atlantic Tropical Depression SEVEN Advisory Number 1 08/09/2012 04:36 PM EDT 000 WTNT32 KNHC 092035 TCPAT2 BULLETIN TROPICAL DEPRESSION SEVEN ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL072012 500 PM AST THU AUG 09 2012 ...TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS IN THE TROPICAL ATLANTIC... SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...13.7N 43.8W ABOUT 1155 MI...1860 KM E OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 20 MPH...32 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1010 MB...29.83 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT. INTERESTS IN THE WINDWARD ISLANDS SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM. DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ AT 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION SEVEN WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 43.8 WEST. THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 20 MPH...32 KM/H. THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 48 HOURS. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH...55 KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SLOW STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS... AND THE DEPRESSION COULD BECOME A TROPICAL STORM ON FRIDAY. ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1010 MB...29.83 INCHES. HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- NONE NEXT ADVISORY ------------- NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 PM AST. $$ FORECASTER PASCH

August 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey folks. I thought now would be a good time to check in to say hello & to cover up the spam so you don't see that the first thing. I hope all the regular bloggers are having a great day. I'm feeling better today, thankfully. We had a hefty thunderstorm move through the area earlier this afternoon & there are more storms around. I hope we don't get anything too severe. Have a great evening, everyone! Margie

August 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm

kayjay

Janice, Ever since that tsunami in indonesia the world has seen a shift in when it gets hot or cold, and it seems to all be earlier...The 'dog-days' of summer are now in june and july,rather than August, and the bad winter weather is in dec. and jan.I KNOW the Earth moved slightly after that Earthquake and it seems to be the culprit,not Global Warming.. It is a shift...

August 9, 2012 at 10:07 am

Gwen

Mornin' guys! Guess I'm one of those with no complaints about our Summer weather. It hasn't been that hot...in fact, I don't think we broke a single high temp record here and maybe only one or two days over 100. That's awesome for us! The River at Vicksburg is way down right now after flooding last year. That's due to the upstream drought. Bridge pylons have shifted about 1/4 inch, but they still tell us it's safe to travel. Hope they know what they're talking about! Have a good day! :)

August 9, 2012 at 9:57 am

wasam

I've watched the rest of the US burn up all summer while our weather on WA coast has been cooler than usual. Reminds me of weather back in the 1950's.

August 8, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Audrey from Indiana

Hi J.D. and Bloggers: Glad you had a great time J.D. with your Mom and family members. It's always nice to get together and enjoy each other's company. Enjoy this week-end as well while at the cottage. I'm sure your boys will have fun, no doubt, swimming, etc. That's what it is all about. You're right. Summer is almost over and school begins. Weather for the next five days here is pleasant with temps in the low 80's. It is "NUTTY" that July was the warmest month in many years. Have a good one all. Audrey

August 8, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Steve

It's not "nutty"--it's global warming.

August 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm

A.J. De Young

G'day everyone...JD so happy you had a wonderful celebration with all your family and it sounds like Mom and Grandma had a wonderful birthday!! It is even hot in San Diego, that is what we call hot, didn't feel the earthquake last night and look forward to cooler temps next week.Hope you all are having a good week and that your pain is much better or gone Margie.xoAJ

August 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm

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  • Janice Dean joined FOX News Channel in January 2004 and currently serves as Senior meteorologist. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and was awarded the AMS Seal of Approval in 2009. Dean is the author of the forthcoming children's book, "Freddy the Frogcaster" (Regnery Kids) which will be published in August. You can also follow Janice on Twitter.