I'm a 30 year old weather enthusiast from Central Ohio. Certified SKYWARN storm spotter.
By: Buckey2745 , 2:21 PM GMT on July 10, 2012
The heatwave that has been boiling a giant part of the country has finally ended, with the ridge being surpressed and cooler Canadian high pressure setting in.
The record heat event brought us 11 straight days above 90°, and two days at the end at or above 100° (officially there were more days, but I only had two days). The average temperature over those 11 days was 96.5°, which is just as oppressive as it sounds.
Friday's high was 100° and Saturday was the worst with 103°. That's a temperature I never want to see again. With dewpoints in the upper 60's Saturday felt like 111°.
65% of Ohio is under a moderate drought and a lot of it has to do with this recent heat wave.
I'm looking forward to writing about something other than hot weather!
Severe Weather Stats:
Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 5
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 10
Tornado Watches: 3
Tornado Warnings: 0
Flood Watches: 2
Flood Warnings: 1
Heat Advisories: 6
Excessive Heat Warnings: 5
Red Flag Warnings: 1
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