The Hottest

By: Buckey2745 , 10:57 AM GMT on June 25, 2012

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Central Ohio has been hot and dry lately. Not so dry that we're talking extreme drought, but it's definitely dry enough to make the lawns brown and the thought of fireworks here in the next couple weeks pretty unthinkable.

The weekly drought monitor shows that we are classified as "abnorminally dry" for most of Central Ohio, but not technically in a drought:

This is your normal Ohio pattern. A hot, bone dry summer. However last year wasn't this bad. Last year we never went below 2.9" of rain in a growing month, and also had the rainiest May on record. That helped.

So not only are we dealing with the dry conditions, but also the heat. So far in June we have been in the 90's 11 out of 24 days. When you combine that heat and the dry conditions, no wonder lawns look brown.

The Hottest is Yet To Come
Starting Thursday and Friday we could be under our first heat advisory for the season, with Friday being the worst. Temperatures will be 95° on Thursday and 98° on Friday! Combined with just moderate dewpoints and it'll feel pretty unbearable outside.

And there's not an end in sight.

Severe Weather Stats:
Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 2
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 6
Tornado Watches: 3
Tornado Warnings: 0
Flood Watches: 2
Flood Warnings: 1
Heat Advisories: 0
Excessive Heat Warnings: 0

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2. PugetSoundPost
5:05 AM GMT on June 27, 2012
Hard to imagine... Just this evening my daughter and I were at an outdoor swim meet and the dark clouds and little bit of rain kept everyone zipped up in jackets and saying how chilly we were. Hot coffee tasted good. Still waiting for a stretch of summer. But, since you have it, that means we won't!!
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1. AnalogueKid
4:26 PM GMT on June 25, 2012
Some sources are now calling for us to reach the century mark on Thursday. It's been over a decade since Columbus hit 100°F, so that would certainly be unusual.
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