Heat wave!

Craig Maire II

Well its 11:43am and already we are at a sultry 86F with a dewpoint of 72F, forecasted high for today is 92F! Lately, between the hordes of mosquitos and the muggy stagnant air it has been pretty uncomfortable here in the good old state of Iowa. Temps are forecasted to stay in the lower to middle 90s until Monday so it looks like the dog days of July are here and its time to crank up the air conditioners, jump in the pool, etc.!!!We have reached 90F here in Waterloo and in many other parts of the state the last 2 days and looks like we'll do the same today and once we do, we will "officially" be in a heat wave. :D
 
I was just taking a look at some temp forecasts for today. Las Vegas' high for the next three days is 116. In Death Valley the temp should reach 126 today.
Now, I realize this is the desert but geez, these are pretty impressive temps for this time of year in that area.
Currently it is 89 in Tulsa at noon... In comparison to the temps listed above, I am thankful!
 
I agree

I agree Steve! Humidity or almost no humidity, 116F is still hot!!! :D
 
Here in Denver, we've been running quite a string of days of 90 plus degree temps. Today, we've already tied and may break the old record of 101 at DIA. Been dry for the most part, too! :cry:
 
116 for PHX tomorrow. This heat is way above normal, but 92 degrees was lastnight's LOW. Cheers...(lifting my margarita glass) :)
 
Susan,
you call 92F a low!!!?? :lol: :lol:
Today in Cedarfalls Iowa, we are headed for a high in the mid 90s! :cry: :lol:
 
Here in Iraq, it's been 125 a few days, and last night's LOW was in the upper 90's!! :shock: :shock: Now that will make you sweat your arse off! :lol: Try wearing the combat uniform and the body armor, then you'll really complain how soaked you are!
 
Death Valley/ Furnace Creek is supposed to have a high of 130F today and 128F tomorrow! :shock: I was in 128F once and it was hot, 130F must be crazy. Here in Leadville we are having searing hot temperatures of 80F-83F! :lol: Today we should be in the upper 70's. I guess the heat wave does not apply to us. :lol:

Edit: They changed the high temp for Death Valley to 128F for today but that is still extremely hot.
 
Yesterday (Sunday) the Duluth Sky Harbor airport, which is next to Lake Superior downtown (the official temps come from the Int' Airport and NWS which are at the top of the hill away from the lake:

High temp of 99 ! In Duluth! This was after the wind switched to the south.
 
Finally a short break from the heat!

A cold front passed through Iowa last night and besides a few storms etc. it brought a short reprieve from the hot/sultry weather! This will be short lived though because by the middle of the week temps should be back in the lower to middle 90s with high dewpoints.... :cry: Thank god for the pool and awsome air conditioner at our new apartment!!!!! :D :D
 
I own a business where I work all day / 5 days a week in the sun. Today it was 107 with a mid 50 dew. Been 34 straight days of over 100...which is second place all time in Az. Also...been 22 straight days of 104 plus....also 2nd. place alltime.
A dry heat?? Haha. Come hang with me and you might just melt!
 
Wow!

How's your electric bill Joel??? :lol: If it was that hot hear I dont think I would ever go outside... :lol:

Joel ewing wrote:
I own a business where I work all day / 5 days a week in the sun. Today it was 107 with a mid 50 dew. Been 34 straight days of over 100...which is second place all time in Az. Also...been 22 straight days of 104 plus....also 2nd. place alltime.
A dry heat?? Haha. Come hang with me and you might just melt!
 
Chicago is in a extreme drought right now, the stretch of hot weather crazy right now. Sunday at 97 was the hottest day since 1999, they are predicting 100+ on both sunday and monday.

from WGN

from June 1- July 18

Driest on record (0.89)

5th warmest (85.6)

15th with amount of 90+days (13) with 5 predicted through monday

We have had less rain since march 1st than the really bad 1988 drought


We have had terrible luck with rain, on the 4th storms moved 1 mile to the north of me. All the MCS clusters died over northern illinois due to the dry ground. this has been the year that Chicago continually misses rain, today was a perfect example of what has happened most of this summer. Storm form on a cold front about 15-20 miles se of city and we are left bone dry.

the only good thing is that the dew points are unusually low for the heat we have. 90+ in chicago and you think 70+ dewpoints but with the ground being so dry the dewpoints have stayed in the low 60's
 
Holy $h!t!

Chicago goes from no summer at all in 2004, to a hot, sweltering drought.
Oh, the occaisonally unpredictable Chicago weather.

Here in Iraq, it's really predictable

Next 15 days: Partly to mostly sunny, highs 115-130, lows 85-100.
 
Hi Craig! Oh dude....the electric bills here are outta site, as you might imagine. Of course, most of it is due to the heat. And incredibly, most all of the new homes being built around here have these really high vaulted ceilings.....I mean really really tall....which makes zero sense at all. And as you know, heat rises, and it gets stuck up around the tops of the rooms and just sits there and doesn't get moved out. These new homes (thank God mine isn't) that people are moving into here in Arizona need a massive amount of air conditioning to negate all that hot ceiling air, and they pay through the nose for it.
But yeah, it's hot here, but I was raised part time in Nebraska too, and the heat that you guys get in Iowa is just like Nebraska....and it ain't no party either. I can remember as a kid my uncle coming in at lunchtime (back there it's called dinner) after being on the old Allis all morning (Allis Chalmers-tractor) and just sprawling out on the farmhouse floor in front of an old rotary fan...just dead to the world from the heat.
I guess I should make it very clear that he was hot and tired from being on the Allis..........not being ON ALICE...lol. Yee haw.
 
Did you see that the low in death valley this morning was 102 and the low Monday was 104. At least those are the lowest temps on the two day history. What a way to start off the day.
 
Just imagine leaving you car windows closed all day there and then getting right in and sitting down in shorts.... :lol: :shock:

W. Grant Dade wrote:
Did you see that the low in death valley this morning was 102 and the low Monday was 104. At least those are the lowest temps on the two day history. What a way to start off the day.
 
Well, it's been terrible hot the last two weeks here in northeastern CO. We had 12 straight days of temps above 90, most of that being in the upper 90's, from July 5 to July 17,(it was a long stretch, but not quite as long as the 17 day stretch in 2000, that was a hellish summer and a half) and then we had a nice, two day break when we were in the upper 80's (Sunday and Monday). Then that heat ridge rebuilt and out here at our place we hit 104 degrees about two o'clock in the afternoon. Denver even hit the century mark. We're predicted to stay in a temperature range from 98 to 102 degrees all the way to Saturday. God it's going to be miserable. :evil: Well, at least it's a dry heat, so it's more bearable than that luverly humid heat everyone east and south of North Platte, Nebraska has to deal with, poor suckers he he he... :) But I feel really sorry for Joel, Susan, and anyone else living in Arizona. That must be like living in a blast furnace day and night. Hoping and praying that Emily's remnants kick the monsoon in the tail and get the moisture streaming northwards by early next week. God only knows the entire Desert Southwest and Inner Mountain West needs it. :evil:
 
Las Vegas tied their all time record of 117 yesterday.

Although, their average is 105.

Something about 102 for an overnight low in Death Valley, now that is interesting. And everybody is always told that deserts are supposed to be really cold at night. All that daytime heat must be stored in the ground. With depoints in the 40's or lower you'd think it would be cooler at night.
 
Damn its hot!

Its 95F right now with a dew point of 76F!! in Iowa City, Iowa.......
 
The forecast highs for Tulsa the next two days is 100! :evil:

At least I've just about licked my car's overheating problem. 8)
 
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