Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July 2012 Drought Stats

Tonight marks the end of a month of extremes in the Quad Cities!  It was the 6 hottest July ever and the 7th driest July on record in the Quad Cities!  Take a look at some of our cornfields, yards and trees and you can quickly tell that's a bad combo!  We ended up with 22 days at or above 90° and a whopping 5 days at or above 100°!  Over the last 25 YEARS or so before this month we'd only had 6 days at or above 100°!  T

The first week of August looks hot too, with a decent chance for showers/storms Saturday night...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wild Temperature Ride!

Temps took some interesting turns on Thursday in the Quad Cities!  We started off with some clouds, then we turned sunny.  Around 4pm a quick t-shower rolled through and by 6pm skies cleared back up.  Finally this evening a cold front rolled through the area dropping temps this evening!

QCA Drought Worsens

The new drought status is out and much of the QCA is now under an EXTREME drought.  This is the 2nd most severe category on a 5 category scale.  Rain has been spotty over the last few days with a few locations picking up decent amounts while most places only saw meager totals...of course the HOT weather this month has not helped out either!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Dog Days of Summer

From Wikipedia:  "Dog Days" (Latin: diēs caniculārēs) are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the Northern Hemisphere, the dog days of summer are most commonly experienced in the months of July and August, which typically observe the warmest summer temperatures.

That being said we can officially say we are in the DOG DAYS of summer in the Quad Cities!  Tuesday's high was 99° and Wednesday looks almost just as hot!

Tuesday ties for the 3rd hottest day so far this summer!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

JDC Final Round Temperatures Over the Past 5 Years

It was an exciting and very hot end to the John Deere Classic on Sunday!  We officially reached a high temperature of 96° in the Quad Cities for Round 4.  Last year we were in the lower 90s, but it was only in the lower 80s in 2010!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

WARM Weather thru 1st Half of 2012

The average temperature in the Quad Cities from Jan 1st through June 30th is the 2nd warmest since records have been kept for our area!  Click below for more from the NWS:

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Here are some numbers for the recent heat wave in the Quad Cities...

High Temps
June 28 - 99°
June 29 - 92°
June 30 - 88°
July 1    - 93°
July 2    - 96°
July 3    - 95°
July 4    - 96°
July 5    - 97°
July 6    - 100°
July 7    - 104°
July 9    - 89°
July 10  - 93°

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Relief from the Heat

There is some good news and some bad news in the Quad Cities forecast over the next few days...

1st the good news - After a couple more hot days Friday and Saturday things will finally start to cool down Sunday and into early next week.  As of today it looks like temps will be fairly close to normal for the John Deere Classic, topping out in the mid to upper 80s and perhaps the lower 90s again by the end of the tournament.

More good news - There is a chance for showers and t-storms Saturday night and Sunday.

The bad news - As you can see from this 5-day rain forecast from the HPC our rain totals will likely remain fairly light and scattered.  The only hope for a good soaking rain is if you find yourself right under one of the sctd t-storms that could pop up on Sunday!