Staying hot and dry


Main threats

No widespread hazardous weather in sight.


The hot and dry weather will continue for days to come. Sure, we can’t rule out a very isolated afternoon shower or storm with all this heat, but a great many of us will stay bone dry over the next couple of days.

By Thursday, we can start introducing more of a shower or storm chance for the whole plateau, though those chances are still  on the low side. That rain chance may linger with us into Friday, though some models are now trending drier for the last day of our work week.

I may have to introduce 20-30% afternoon storm chances to the weekend as time goes along, but for now I left them hot and dry.

The drought monitor for the U.S. updates this Thursday and it’s looking like much of the Southeast will be highlighted in dry conditions. Hopefully, we can get some rain before drought conditions begin to settle in.

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

The eye of a hurricane can be as small as two miles to as large as 200 miles in diameter. On average, the eye is about 30 miles in diameter.


On this day in 1961 the plateau experienced its latest freeze on record. The temperature at the Crossville airport dipped to 32 degrees on that morning. The previous morning’s low was 29.

The latest snowstorm on record for the state of Iowa dropped up to ten inches of snow on parts of that state on this day in 1942.



Yesterday’s record high: 87 (2012)

Yesterday’s record low: 29 (1961)

Today’s record high: 87 (2012, 1962)

Today’s record low: 32 (1961)

Today’s sunset: 7:48

Tomorrow sunrise: 5:25

Today’s day length: 14 hrs 22 mins 58 secs

Tomorrow’s day length: 14 hrs 24 mins 03 secs

One year ago today

The high was only 76 degrees, and the morning low was 65. Nearly a quarter of an inch of rain fell (0.22″).


The main focus for severe weather today will across northern Missouri and southern Iowa, though another focus will likely be across Pennsylvania. All modes of severe weather are possible in these areas today, including tornadoes.


As mentioned yesterday, the blog is being changed up a bit. The Astronomy section will come out later this evening.

You all have a great day!


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