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CHris Whitehead
07-18-2010, 03:38 PM
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Well the mid-summer classic heat wave is on in the Plains. According to the record, it hit 106 yesterday (7/17) in Central SD with 102 here in the DFW area, which is the hottest temp to date for the year so far. A quick glance at this weeks models shows only a slight amount of relief (upper 90s vs 100s) depending on your exact locale as the summertime "death ridge" is progged to shift EWRD across the C Plains to the Midwest.

I drove up from Houston to DFW yesterday and I could feel a noticeable temp spike somewhere around Conroe where the temp went from 93 to 97 in about 5 miles. Now I got a nice 1st degree burn on my upper left arm and back neck to show for it. Ill remember to put on some SPF next time I go for long cross-country drives in the summer as I enjoy riding with windows down.

I am curious to hear how everyone in the Plains is coping with this heat and how its affected your day-to-day plans.

Jason Foster
07-18-2010, 04:12 PM
Gotta love when temps in NH, SD, W.Mont., etc. are at the same point as Miami, FL:eek:

CHris Whitehead
07-22-2010, 06:04 PM
The heat advisories are taking over, it seems as if the subtropical ridge has obtained super powers. And with the tremendous large scale subsidence, we shall all be cooked by tomorrow afternoon under such oppressive heat and humidity. QUICK, WE MUST DO SOMETHING, IT WILL COVER THE ENTIRE ERN HALF BY THE OVERNIGHT PACKAGE. I recommend everyone hoping on a plane immediately to China...wait, its summer there too? DAMN.

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NickSeyour
07-22-2010, 09:09 PM
Pretty hot tho temps in the lower 90's aren't that insane for the US east coast this time of year.

Jason Foster
07-23-2010, 03:05 AM
Pretty hot tho temps in the lower 90's aren't that insane for the US east coast this time of year.

Nick...didn't realize until I just finally paid attention to you signature that "NE" in your profile data on the left is for "New England" not Nebraska...LOL.

Yeah...been loving the heat overall. Sucks for Census work though...I have to change my shirt every couple of hours. Luckily don't have too many hours these days.

Zachary Lassiter
07-23-2010, 04:13 AM
http://img.chan4chan.com/img/2009-04-07/1239113202008.jpg

On a more serious note this summer has been odd in michigan. More warm the usual, and way more tornadoes then usual.

Jarrod Barnett
07-23-2010, 09:31 AM
Im just waiting for the national power outage from over running the power grid with all the A/C use. lol

Amanda Farnham
07-23-2010, 10:19 AM
I remember that from a few years back... good times.

Billy Griffin
07-23-2010, 12:37 PM
Gotta love Seattle !!! :D
Sunny skies, temps in the 70s......... ahhhhhhhh::p

Jason Foster
07-24-2010, 01:20 AM
Gotta love Seattle !!! :D
Sunny skies, temps in the 70s......... ahhhhhhhh::p

LOL...I remember hearing about a few years back that after a really nice summer in Seattle, where there was a lot of sun and such, then it went back to the status quo yuck...that the suicide rate sky rocked and many more in therapy said they were depressed because with the nice weather, they finally realized how nice it really could be. I'm sure a google search will find the article/tv story. It would have been on one of the national networks (like cnn).

CHris Whitehead
07-30-2010, 11:03 AM
D/FW 5 day from NBC5....HOT

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/6417/nbc5day.png (http://img39.imageshack.us/i/nbc5day.png/)

Brandon Jenkins
07-30-2010, 11:22 AM
D/FW 5 day from NBC5....HOT

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/6417/nbc5day.png (http://img39.imageshack.us/i/nbc5day.png/)


Ugh. The first thing that comes to mind is my electric bill :D

CHris Whitehead
07-31-2010, 11:55 PM
New numbers in late this evening from the 18z MAV suggest high temps tomorrow across DFW may approach record criteria. Officially going for a high of 104 but if MAV verifies, records will be set (106-1998)

Also Memphis stands a good chance of breaking its 114 yr old record high of 101 back in 1896.

Here is the US forecasted highs for tomorrow from TWC.
http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/4600/uswxhi2largeusen600.jpg (http://img686.imageshack.us/i/uswxhi2largeusen600.jpg/)

SMOK
08-01-2010, 10:21 PM
Mike Geukes just passed this weather obs link in spotterchat (http://spotterchat.org):
104 today in Norman, OK
http://www.weather.gov/data/obhistory/KOUN.html

At 4pm today on Keystone Lake (15mi west of Tulsa) I noted the following temperatures on my boat lift control. The top # is ambient air temp on the dock and the second # is the water temp at 5' below the surface. H O T
http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr184/millesd/StormTrack/5136d9d0.jpg

Jason Harris
08-02-2010, 02:55 AM
Well, it's been quite comfortable in Sacramento, CA due to low pressure hanging out perpetually off the coast. Very nice. Can't say the same for Russia lately with record heat and fires. Remember that vodka and 102 F can lead to risky behavior near water:

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The Russian capital Moscow has suffered its hottest day on record, with temperatures reaching 39C (102F).

A month-long record-breaking heatwave has sparked nearly 50 fires in the Moscow region and the capital is sweltering under a thick layer of smog.


Health experts say pollution levels in parts of the city are 10 times higher than normal safety limits and advise locals to stay indoors or wear masks.

A state of emergency has been declared in more than 20 drought-hit regions.

It is estimated a fifth of the country's wheat crop has now died due to the lack of rain in what is thought to be the country's worst drought for more than a century.

Scores have died in the heatwave, some drowning having taken a swim after drinking too much vodka.
Fully-clothed bathers

Emergency aircraft have already dropped several hundred tonnes of water to extinguish the blazes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-10812339


and some more here:

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Moscow is the one site for which I have seen hard data as relates to records for summer heat. In an earlier post, I commented on this, as the 130-year-old weather data book for Moscow was rewritten last week of the month.

The new all-time highest temperature for any day, month or year was set on the 26th, when a reading of 37.5 C, or 99.5 F, was registered.

Then, on the 28th, the exact reading was tied only two days later.

This was all a set up for the finale of a flaming hot stretch that saw nine days in 13 have a daily mean temperature at least 10 C above normal.

On the 29th, the temperature "officially" soared to 38.2 C, or 100.8 F, on a day which mean temperature was as full 14 C above normal.

ST. PETERSBURG SWELTERS

Even hotter, with respect to normal, than Moscow's 8.3 C above normal was St. Petersburg, where the whole month of July was an average of 9.0 C above normal.
http://www.accuweather.com/blogs/andrews/story/34824/russia-heat-wave-of-july-2010.asp


and NOAA declared this last 10 years the hottest decade on record BTW:


The 2009 State of the Climate report released today draws on data for 10 key climate indicators that all point to the same finding: the scientific evidence that our world is warming is unmistakable. More than 300 scientists from 160 research groups in 48 countries contributed to the report, which confirms that the past decade was the warmest on record and that the Earth has been growing warmer over the last 50 years.
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2010/20100728_stateoftheclimate.html

But ya wouldn't know it for the nice 86-90 temps in Sacramento, CA. Even hit a record low of 50 this last week. Nippy.

Mike Smith
08-02-2010, 05:42 PM
Record 107, so far, in ICT this afternoon.

We've reached at least 108

davidduncanw
08-02-2010, 06:24 PM
Today is the hottest day for Tulsa in 2010.

mikegeukes
08-02-2010, 06:27 PM
AT 4PM NORMAN WAS 106
NORMAN SUNNY 106 55 18 S14G21 29.93S HX 105

Michael O'Keeffe
08-02-2010, 06:34 PM
Portions of SE Nebraska and NW Missouri are recording readings of 95F temps with dewpoints of 80-83F which is leading to heat index readings of 118-121F. Now that's hot!

Shawn Gossman
08-02-2010, 08:55 PM
It is suppose to get into dangerous humidity this week according to the last bulletin by KPAH NWS... They said potential 110 humidity. I get to work in it, hard labor too but I bid that job so what can I say!

Drink plenty of water folks!

CHris Whitehead
08-03-2010, 11:11 AM
Memphis is now calling their heat wave 'deadly' as dewpoints in the 78-82 range combine with afternoon temps in the 101-104 range look to put HI values in the 115-120 range. You can read their overnight AFD if you dont believe me. That kind of heat and humidity most definately classifies as dangerous and deadly. Was reading on the local page there that theyve already had 7 deaths attributed to the heat. Yesterday a 67yr old man was out mowing his lawn in the afternoon, passed out, and was declared dead at the hospital.

PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT GO OUT IF YOU DONT HAVE TO, YOUR RISKING YOUR LIFE.

Shane Adams
08-03-2010, 11:20 AM
PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT GO OUT IF YOU DONT HAVE TO, YOUR RISKING YOUR LIFE.

I think the main thing is "67 years old". Most younger people can tolerate extreme heat for at least short durations. If you don't work in it, there's absolutely no reason to be outside. You can mow in the morning or evening. I've never understood people who hang out in hot sun just "because". I never go outside on weekends. People always say "how come you never go anywhere?" I say "Because I get more sun than all of you put together between Mon-Fri every week."

Adam Lucio
08-03-2010, 01:27 PM
Keep the heat coming down there, its fueling some fun "ring of fire" storms for us here in the midwest. I think this morning I sat through one of the best positive stroke CG barrages I can recall in a long time. I say let the pattern thrive =-D

Although we have had our share of "hot" as well. Its no 100s but Chicago set a new record for consecutive days above 80 just now plus we've had more 90s than the last 2 summers [maybe even 3] combined and there is no end in sight!

Heat doesn't bother me as long as I can dress for it. Shorts and a wife beater and I can stay out there all day. What I dont miss is having to walk around downtown wearing jeans and a collared shirt in this weather...when I used to work in downtown Chicago people would be walking around in full suits and I just didn't get it...if I had to do that I would probably burst into flames right then and there.

Jason Bolt
08-03-2010, 04:26 PM
Here just across the KS line from KJLN we've had heat indices over 100 for almost a solid month now. I live on the Spring River and Saturday I went down for a swim to cool off. Didn't work. Even the water temps are over 90. It's like a natural hot tub. I don't really mind the heat in fact I just went for a four mile walk a few minutes ago. Today we have a good south wind. We usually don't have even a breeze and it gets pretty oppressive. The biggest problem is it isn't cooling off at night. Staying close to 80 so it's hard to get any relief without A/C.

Mike Smith
08-03-2010, 04:33 PM
109 at 3:10pm in ICT, a record.

Joe Bastardi's summer outlook is proving to be excellent.

His winter outlook is here: http://meteorologicalmusings.blogspot.com/2010/08/first-look-at-winter-2010-2011.html

Mike

rdale
08-03-2010, 04:37 PM
PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT GO OUT IF YOU DONT HAVE TO, YOUR RISKING YOUR LIFE.

I understand the concern about excessive heat, and realize how extreme that is, but is it really a potentially fatal mistake to go outside? I've never felt those levels of Heat Index so I'm not going to compare, I'm just asking - but have you been able to venture out at all?

Sean Ramsey
08-03-2010, 05:56 PM
Just another summer in Oklahoma. It's uncomfortable like it is every July/August but it doesn't stop many from doing their daily stuff. I remember a few years back we had almost a full month of 100+ temps so it's hard to complain about a few days of it so far this year.

Scott Taylor
08-04-2010, 04:34 PM
Memphis is now calling their heat wave 'deadly' as dewpoints in the 78-82 range combine with afternoon temps in the 101-104 range look to put HI values in the 115-120 range. You can read their overnight AFD if you dont believe me. That kind of heat and humidity most definately classifies as dangerous and deadly. Was reading on the local page there that theyve already had 7 deaths attributed to the heat. Yesterday a 67yr old man was out mowing his lawn in the afternoon, passed out, and was declared dead at the hospital.

PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT GO OUT IF YOU DONT HAVE TO, YOUR RISKING YOUR LIFE.

I work in downtown Memphis, and this heat is as bad as I can remember. I think we had something similar back in the 80s maybe. There have been 9 deaths tagged as "heat related" so far... people simply not taking precautions. =/

Can't wait for fall.

Scott Taylor
08-04-2010, 06:03 PM
Check that - 10th death reported today.

CHris Whitehead
08-12-2010, 09:48 AM
Well the Summer heat wave looks to be coming to an end this week as a major pattern change will be taking place but not before parts of the Plains, South, and Midwest experience two more triple digit days with heat indices near 110. A couple cities in this region are on record watch to break their record high temps. Memphis and Dallas/Ft. Worth are just two of the cities that could break their record high temps over the next two days.

Heres a graphic from TWC depicting todays high temps.

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/1319/aug12fcsthighs.jpg (http://img84.imageshack.us/i/aug12fcsthighs.jpg/)

MatthewCarman
08-12-2010, 10:39 AM
It's worse then this in Iraq and the soldiers there have to carry 60 pounds of body armor wherever they go. If they can survive then I think it is ok to go outside. Just drink plenty of water or gatorade. That's what the soldiers do.

I don't have my Extreme weather book at the moment but I remember the book was telling about a heat wave in the past where it was over 100 for over 100 days one Summer in Texas. There was another heat wave in the 1930's where lows did not get below 90 degrees some nights and people literally slept outside on their lawns. This is a bad heat wave but we have had worse ones in the past.

Joshua Nall
08-12-2010, 10:30 PM
PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT GO OUT IF YOU DONT HAVE TO, YOUR RISKING YOUR LIFE.

I risk my life every day then :eek:
I saw something I have never seen before the other day, there was a Hispanic fellow pulling weeds out of some flower beds and he had a piece of card board he was holding over him for shade. He was holding that piece of card board to where it would shade his whole body with one hand and pulling weeds with the other.

I spend about 10 hours a day mowing grass, weedeating, trimming bushes, pulling weeds, edging, blowing off drive ways, parking lots. The temp here has been near 100 for for maybe 20 days this summer. Its hot but it's been hotter. My clothes will be soaked and usually drink close to 2 gallons of water. Have come in from working in extreme heat here at the house before when I was really hot and could tell it and taken my temperature, because I was curious how high my actual body temp was, and it will be over 100 degrees. Felt ok and could have kept working, but even after coming in side you'll continue to sweat a while until your body temperature gets down to around 98.6.

I never have understood all the fuss over hot weather. I don't like it but it's not the issue they make it, just another something for the weather people to talk about. There use to be no such thing as air-conditioners, and they worked all day, and yeah they slept outside...but even then they often couldn't sleep outside because of mosquitoes. Can you imagine 90 degrees with high humidity at night inside a cabin with no breeze. Folks were tough. Folks today are weenies.

Even elderly folks that die "because of the heat" often have other conditions. Some young ignorant folks may push themselves to the extreme and die from overheating, but no healthy person risks their life just by going outside. In fact you can labor all day in 100 degree heat if you drink plenty of water. It's an everyday thing for some people. Not just me, lot's of people. And I could make more money at it, if it weren't for... well, you know.

Edit: Just wanted to add that folks didn't really have lawns back then as there were no lawn mowers. They had bare dirt right around the house that they kept hoed and swept. An older fellow was just telling me the other day they also use to hoe and sweep a cemetery that I mow... That's crazy to me, that they would hoe the whole cemetery, where there would be nothing but dirt, but that is how they used to keep stuff maintained I guess.

Tim Vasquez
08-13-2010, 09:28 AM
This summer in OKC was definitely a "two-part" episode... high dewpoints and ground moisture in early summer and dry conditions in late summer.

In the early summer, no matter what I did outside, I'd end up soaked with sweat and have to change. Dewpoint: 75. But yesterday I was outside in 100 degree heat, in the sun, breaking down boxes, and I stayed fairly dry and comfortable. It's amazing what a few degrees difference in dewpoint (or wet-bulb temperature) makes.

Tim