Weekend Heat ReliefJuly 28th, 2012 at 5:20 pm by Jonathan Conder under Weather
Talk about a picture perfect weekend! Low humidity with highs in the lower 80s so far, it’s just what the doctor ordered after all our record heat so far this summer. Just in case you forgot, here are just a few of the weather records we have set so far this year:
- Warmest year so far with an average temperature of 55.1°
- Warmest July so far with an average temperature of 80.1°
- Most consecutive 100° days with 4 days
- Most consecutive 90° days with 22 days
- Highest temperature ever recorded: 106°
Hands down, this is one summer to remember and I really hope that as you are reading this blog post, you are reading it from the comfort of your porch or your hammock from your smart phone, not inside on the computer. This low humidity and comfortable conditions will continue into Sunday with lows in the upper 50 and highs in the mid 80s.
Sunday is looking dry, but Monday and Tuesday bring us widely scattered showers and thunderstorms. The weather pattern for the start of the week is called “northwest flow” as the jet stream will be coming out of the northwest. Weak disturbances will originate in the high plains and move along the jet stream into the Great Lakes region. Because the humidity does not look as high as last week, not all of us will get the rain. There is another chance of rain coming in for Thursday, but it is also only a 30% of rain.
With no rain today, our average rainfall deficit is running over 7 inches. This is a huge improvement from 2 weeks ago when we were running a 11 inch deficit. Despite nearly 4″ of rain in the last 2 weeks, we are still in an exceptional and severe drought across the WANE viewing area.