July 22, 2011: A day of records

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:56 PM GMT on July 23, 2011

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The crest of the extreme heat wave of July 2011 has passed, although temperatures are still going to be dangerously hot in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast today. New York City (Central Park) will reach 100° again, as well as Philadelphia and possibly Washington Dulles. Heat index values could surpass the 110° mark today, and excessive heat warnings are in effect from New York City to South Carolina, as well as a large portion of the Central United States. Yesterday, the heat index soared past 120° in Wilmington, DE (124), Easton, MD (125), Annapolis, MD (120) and Atlantic City, NJ (122), among others. A more complete list of Friday's heat index extremes can be found here.

Numerous records fell yesterday as far north as Maine. There were plenty of daily records to talk about, but here are some of the noteworthy all-time record high temperatures:

Newark, NJ: 108° (old record was 105° set in 2001)
Washington Dulles, DC: 105° (old record was 104° on multiple dates)
Bridgeport, CT: 103° (ties the old record set in 1957)
Hartford, CT: 103° (old record was 102° set on multiple dates)
New Haven, CT: 102° (old record was 101° set in 1926)

Baltimore hit 106°, one degree shy of their all-time high record which was set in 1936. New York City (Central Park) set a daily record of 104°, which was 2 degrees shy of their 106° all-time high record, which was also set in 1936. More on the record-setting year of 1936 in yesterday's blog from Jeff. Two notable all-time record high minimums were also set yesterday: 84° in New York (Central Park) and 86° in Newark, NJ.

Our weather historian, Christopher C. Burt, keeps track of 303 select stations in the U.S. with long standing record histories. So far this summer, seven of these have broken or tied their all-time maximum temperature records. Some of these were long-standing:

• Amarillo, TX 111° (1892)
• Dodge City, KS 110° (1874 tied)
• Newark, NJ 108° (1893)
• D.C. Dulles 105° (1962)
• Tallahassee, Fl 105° (1883)
• Hartford, CT 103° (1885)
• New Haven, CT 102° (1780)

The last summer to have more all-time high records than this year was 2002, which set 9. Christopher C. Burt estimates that yesterday probably rates in the top five hottest days on record for the mid-Atlantic states (Washington D.C. to Boston).

Invest 90L


Satellite imagery of NHC Invest 90L this morning.

Invest 90L is looking ragged on satellite as it makes its way across the Caribbean islands. While this wave looked ripe for eventual development earlier this week, it has really taken a turn for the worse as it moved across the Main Development Region of the North Atlantic. Today, low level circulation is could favorably be described as less than moderate, and almost nonexistent at higher levels. Today, not one of the global models I've looked at (ECMWF, NOGAPS, CMC, UKMET, or GFS) develop 90L, but they are coming into better agreement that the wave's track will be across the Caribbean islands and into the Gulf of Mexico, rather than up the east coast of Florida. This could be one of the reasons the models are not suggesting development—too much land interaction, not enough time over open warm waters. However, its hard to say that this wave will not show some signs of improvement when it reaches the Gulf. Water will be toasty, moisture will be relatively high, and wind shear will remain incredibly low. Today the National Hurricane Center is giving this wave a 20% chance of development over the next 48 hours. My forecast has been the same for the past two days, right around 20% chance of development over the lifetime of the wave.

Thanks to our weather historian Christopher C. Burt for some useful information on heat waves and yesterday's records. I'll have another blog on Monday.

Angela

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Quoting Tazmanian:



90L is now X 90L all so its not going too from its overe

It could reform in the gulf don't give up on it just yet Taz.
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1460. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
that there is a good link
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1459. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
Link

here is correct link lots of info just got to navigate it a little do some exploring
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Quoting JrWeathermanFL:
If 90L forms, where will it go?



90L is now X 90L all so its not going too from its overe
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Quoting JrWeathermanFL:
If 90L forms, where will it go?
Wherever it wants to. J/K
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1456. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
Quoting stormwatcherCI:
KOG, can you please give me the link to the map that shows current wind direction. TIA



Link

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got some great land for sale in mexico
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If 90L forms, where will it go?
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Just wanna know...

Q: Should I start writing blog entries again?

A. Yes
B. No



A
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Just wanna know...

Q: Should I start writing blog entries again?

A. Yes
B. No

YES
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if 90L had a sfc low wish it dos not and lighter wind shear it may had more of a ch
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Just wanna know...

Q: Should I start writing blog entries again?

A. Yes
B. No
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Quoting TxHurricanedude11:
Wow! he's still lying he knows the rules...its so simple cause he's a troll.


oh?
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no strings attached either
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Quoting DestinJeff:


google "tracks of major hurricanes"

might give good leads.

Thanks for the help.
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my forecast is free but it calls for reformation
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I'm about to do a little project were I will list all majors when they formed and were they went. Any suggestions on were to get good information on this. TIA
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
thats why i dont forecast just track and hands on approach up too now
KOG, can you please give me the link to the map that shows current wind direction. TIA
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gimme back my noodles......the nhc is mean
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1435. Matt74
Txhurricanedude11. What part of texas do you live in?
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1434. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
Quoting DestinJeff:
Looks like I have invoke my "Take Back" for saying don would be here by 1700 today.

thats why i dont forecast just track and hands on approach up too now
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
1429. wxmobilejim 9:36 PM GMT on July 24, 2011
Quoting MrCowan:



Thank you, how can I report him, do you know how? Cause I'm new to this site.
u just hit the ! button in the top right of the persons comment to report them.
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its all smoke and mirrors huh hmmmmmm

????
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1431. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
1429. wxmobilejim 9:36 PM GMT on July 24, 2011
Quoting MrCowan:



Thank you, how can I report him, do you know how? Cause I'm new to this site.
u just hit the ! button in the top right of the persons comment to report them.
Action: Quote | Ignore User
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its all smoke and mirrors huh hmmmmmm
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Quoting MrCowan:



Thank you, how can I report him, do you know how? Cause I'm new to this site.

u just hit the ! button in the top right of the persons comment to report them.
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1428. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
Quoting RukusBoondocks:
where are the noodle models? thats no fair..........I want to see if 90 is coming this way
iam gonna run some noodle models on you


lol :)
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i was thinking the remains would end up in the nw carib it seems now its headed to the florida straights
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Station 42058
NDBC
Location: 14.923N 74.918W
Conditions as of:
Sun, 24 Jul 2011 20:50:00 UTC

Winds: E (90°) at 17.5 kt gusting to 23.3 kt
Significant Wave Height: 6.9 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 7 sec
Mean Wave Direction: ESE (103°)
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.82 in
Air Temperature: 83.7 F
Dew Point: 76.6 F
Water Temperature: 83.1 F
Pressure at this buoy is around 1009mb.
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Quoting HurricaneSwirl:


He wasn't trying to prove any point.. He was just posting storm numbers to this date in other years. Fun facts, basically.

You can't post anything on this blog without being called out lol.


Yeah.
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Quoting wayne0224:
Your point means nothing one storm just one storm none in 2004 at this time then 4 like i said it just takes one


He wasn't trying to prove any point.. He was just posting storm numbers to this date in other years. Fun facts, basically.

You can't post anything on this blog without being called out lol.
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1420. sails1
Looks like to me, as soon as this wave exits Hispanoina things might become interesting for SE FLA.
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where are the noodle models? thats no fair..........I want to see if 90 is coming this way
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Quoting P451:
Wow.. MA-ON still out there swirling away?

Anyone have any record of what it did to Japan? Seems like it just slipped my mind - and well, the blog's mind really. I think I was on vacation when it reached Japan.



Typhoon Ma-On Hits Shikoku on July 20

Typhoon Ma-On hit Shikoku, Japan with heavy rains and 101mph (45m/s) winds.

According to NHK (Japanese Report), 1 person is missing and 51 are confirmed injured so far. Typhoon Ma-On veered south, missing the area around the still-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Continue reading at NowPublic.com: Typhoon Ma-On Hits Japan: 51 Injured So Far (Video)
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A large, slow-moving typhoon was traveling southward off islands hundreds of kilometers south of central Tokyo on Thursday afternoon and is expected to move away from the Japanese archipelago after changing its direction to northward off Japan's eastern coast over the weekend, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
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Quoting P451:


TD9 --> TS Tokage


West Pacific
94W.INVEST
93W.INVEST
10W.TEN
09W.TOKAGE
08W.MA-ON
07W.MEARI
06W.HAIMA
05W.SARIKA
04W.SONGDA
03W.AERE
02W.TWO
01W.ONE


oh ok



oh and what kind of name is AERE?
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Quoting P451:
Wow.. MA-ON still out there swirling away?

Anyone have any record of what it did to Japan? Seems like it just slipped my mind - and well, the blog's mind really. I think I was on vacation when it reached Japan.



5 dead, 3 missing, $27.8 million in damage.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
90L is not deactivated just in stealth mode wether it awakes rermains to be seen but i would not hold out much luck for it at the moment


90L activated its cloaking device.
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building convection again anything left in the ex.invest 90 bag of tricks
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1412. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
90L is not deactivated just in stealth mode wether it awakes rermains to be seen but i would not hold out much luck for it at the moment
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Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.