Chicago and Milwaukee hit 103°; relief coming by Sunday

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:34 PM GMT on July 06, 2012

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It was another day of triple-digit heat across the Midwest Thursday, as the nation continued to bake in the intense heat of the record-breaking summer of 2012. Chicago hit 103° on Thursday, just 2° below the city's all-time hottest temperature of 105°, set on July 24, 1934. The Windy City might have exceeded their all-time heat record, but for the fortuitous formation of a small but intense thunderstorm that hit the airport at 2:45 pm. The storm brought a wind gust of 52 mph to the airport and cooled the temperature by 20°. A wind gust of 92 mph was recorded 4 miles offshore over Lake Michigan. Thursday was the hottest day in Chicago since a 104° reading on July 13, 1995. Milwaukee, WI also hit 103° Thursday, which tied for the 3rd hottest temperature in city history. Madison's 104° was their hottest day since 1988, and also tied for the 3rd warmest temperature ever measured in the city. Madison's all-time high is 107°, set July 14, 1936. St. Louis hit 105°, the eighth consecutive day the city has hit triple digits. This streak is now the 3rd longest such streak in city history; the only longer streaks occurred during the Dust Bowl summer of 1936 (streaks of 13 and 9 days.) The current forecast for St. Louis calls for highs of 107 - 108° Friday and Saturday, which will likely bring the city's streak of 100°+ days to ten by week's end. St. Louis' all-time hottest temperature is 115°, set in 1954.


Figure 1. The severe weather map for Friday, July 6, 2012, showed that advisories for extreme heat (pink colors) were posted for portions of 25 states.

The forecast: record heat Friday and Saturday, then relief
More record-breaking triple-digit heat is expected Friday and Saturday across much of the Midwest and Tennessee Valley, but a cold front will move southwards out of Canada on Saturday and Sunday, putting an end to this phase of the great heat wave of 2012. By early next week, temperatures will be near average for most of the eastern 2/3 of the U.S.

Quiet in the Atlantic
There are no threat areas to discuss in the Atlantic, and none of the reliable computer models are developing a tropical cyclone over the next seven days.

Jeff Masters

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Tomorrow it'll be 103.We could reach our all time high here in D.C.Today we're gonna hit 102.The Atlantic is dead...for now.The east pacific is pumping out storms left and right luckily they're going out to sea.
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Quoting weathermanwannabe:
I would add Central America to that list but they have bigger fish to fry down there and the E-Pac storms generally move "away" from them once they form.........
Yah i noticed that. not many Hit Centeral America. Is there a specific reason for that or is it just that they never go there?
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Quoting Patrap:
Note the Energy as per the Lightning Strikes on the Loop


Guess we could send you some Austin wx Melba Toast to sop up your Joule Soup.... Aunt Melba was famous for forgetting toast in the oven and going out shopping, etc..
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Quoting hydrus:
No.

It seems as if had quite a bit of wind during Charley.
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I would add Central America to that list but they have bigger fish to fry down there and the E-Pac storms generally move "away" from them once they form.........
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Quoting Patrap:


U betcha..itsa gonna POP that downdraft when it collapses into this Soup o Joules and the Bada BoomS should be real interesting in a few Hours.
I bet. is that where your at in that area?
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


is it even touching it?
that doesnt look to serious
This was taken after we moved the bike.
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Re: 160 -- note the small, deep crescent of cloud that pops up off the Louisiana boot in the last frame!!
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Quoting nigel20:

Was there anyone in the cottage at the time?
No.
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We need to recruit-find some English speaking/internet-accessed Bloggers in Western Mexico/Baja Region to keep us posted on the E-Pac side during the July doldrums on the Atlantic side.............
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Bank time/temps one block apart south - 105, north - 99. At least only low 60s dew point, so our humidity not horrible. Post-D site says StL up to 102 already! Believe we're at 100, lots of sun on that 105 display.
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TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1100 AM PDT FRI JUL 6 2012

FOR THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC...EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE..

THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IS ISSUING ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL
STORM DANIEL...LOCATED ABOUT 650 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF THE
SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA.

SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH A BROAD AREA OF LOW
PRESSURE LOCATED SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES SOUTH OF THE GULF OF
TEHUANTEPEC HAS BEGUN TO SHOW SIGNS OF ORGANIZATION OVER THE PAST
FEW HOURS. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS APPEAR FAVORABLE FOR ADDITIONAL
DEVELOPMENT...AND THIS SYSTEM HAS A MEDIUM CHANCE...50 PERCENT...OF
BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT MOVES
WESTWARD AT 10 TO 15 MPH.

ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.

$$
FORECASTER BRENNAN/BLAKE

TD tomorrow afternoon I bet.
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000
ABPZ20 KNHC 061744
TWOEP

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1100 AM PDT FRI JUL 6 2012

FOR THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC...EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE..

THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IS ISSUING ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL
STORM DANIEL...LOCATED ABOUT 650 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF THE
SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA.

SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH A BROAD AREA OF LOW
PRESSURE LOCATED SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES SOUTH OF THE GULF OF
TEHUANTEPEC HAS BEGUN TO SHOW SIGNS OF ORGANIZATION OVER THE PAST
FEW HOURS. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS APPEAR FAVORABLE FOR ADDITIONAL
DEVELOPMENT...AND THIS SYSTEM HAS A MEDIUM CHANCE...50 PERCENT...OF
BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT MOVES
WESTWARD AT 10 TO 15 MPH.

ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.

$$
FORECASTER BRENNAN/BLAKE
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Quoting VINNY04:
62 dbz???? Thats nothing to sneeze at! We dont get them that bad around here. usually 55 is our max on average.


U betcha..itsa gonna POP that downdraft when it collapses into this Soup o Joules and the Bada BoomS should be real interesting in a few Hours.
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Quoting HurricaneHunterJoe:


Looks like most storms missed Nigel. West end got a bit as you said. Hopefully more to come for the east end.

Yeah...we had some rain yesterday, but we're still in need of a bit more.
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Quoting Patrap:
Note the Energy as per the Lightning Strikes on the Loop

62 dbz???? Thats nothing to sneeze at! We dont get them that bad around here. usually 55 is our max on average.
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Itsa frigging Hotsui here..

Like August.

Bad Mojo in the air too.

New Orleans Weather at a Glance

Weather Station - report
Uptown, New Orleans
Elevation
20 ft
Station Select
Now

Mostly Cloudy
Temperature
97.4 °F
Feels Like 109 °F
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Note the Energy as per the Lightning Strikes on the Loop

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Quoting jeffs713:
I hereby cry for both the youth of our nation, and for my ever-advancing age... "Who is Ice Cube?"...

*cry*
You are joking , right ? Ice Cube is the black guy in Friday, Are We There Yet and Anaconda.
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Looks like most storms missed Nigel. West end got a bit as you said. Hopefully more to come for the east end.
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Quoting VINNY04:
Who is Ice cube? Ive never heard of him before.


Here's Ice Cube. FRIDAY!!!

Link
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Quoting redwagon:

[jealous] Oh, well... there are plenty of players in the GOM right now, surely one of them can make some trouble...
Hope so. Its still Pretty dry down here. And no Thunderstorms means no weather pictures for me.
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Quoting weatherh98:


BOUTA GET SOME RAAAIIINNN

[jealous] Oh, well... there are plenty of players in the GOM right now, surely one of them can make some trouble...
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Ill BBL
check this out.
Link
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Quoting weatherh98:


facepalm. nevermind
Im with joe. i dont get it Either.
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Quoting jeffs713:
I hereby cry for both the youth of our nation, and for my ever-advancing age... "Who is Ice Cube?"...

*cry*


hell if i know. but ask me about kenny chesney and jason aldean and ill be like crazy....
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ZCZC MIATWOAT ALL
TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
200 PM EDT FRI JUL 6 2012

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

$$
FORECASTER BLAKE
NNNN
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Here is the very short am discussion from the NCEP Caribbean desk.........The one yesterday was several paragraphs long........Things really cleared out in 24 hours in the Caribbean........... :)

TROPICAL DISCUSSION - INTERNATIONAL DESKS
NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER CAMP SPRINGS MD
842 AM EDT FRI JUL 06 2012

PRELIMINARY DISCUSSION FOR PUERTO RICO/USVI: QUIET PATTERN IS ESTABLISHING AFTER PASSAGE OF TROPICAL WAVE. MID-LEVEL RIDGE CENTERS NORTH OF THE ISLANDS AND IS HELPING TO RE-ESTABLISH SUBSIDENCE INVERSION RAPIDLY...AS IT NOW EXTENDS BELOW 850 HPA.

BRISK EASTERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE TODAY TO GRADUALLY DECREASE IN INTENSITY DURING NEXT FEW DAYS. SUBSIDENCE INVERSION IS FORECAST
TO HOLD...WHICH WILL ALLOW MOST CONVECTION TO BE SHALLOW AND ISOLATED. THE BEST CHANCE FOR A FEW SHORT-LIVED DIURNAL STORMS IS TODAY AND SUNDAY...YET EXPECT THESE TO BE ISOLATED AND DRIVEN BY DIURNAL CIRCULATIONS. OTHERWISE...FAIR WEATHER WILL DOMINATE THE ISLANDS DURING THE WEEKEND.


MARINERO...DGOA/MARN (EL SALVADOR)
CANTILLO...IDEAM (COLOMBIA)
GALVEZ...HPC (USA)


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Quoting weatherh98:


i know i was joking haha ive seen it

lol
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I hereby cry for both the youth of our nation, and for my ever-advancing age... "Who is Ice Cube?"...

*cry*
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Quoting WxGeekVA:


BOUTA GET SOME RAAAIIINNN
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Quoting HurricaneHunterJoe:


Huh?


facepalm. nevermind
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Quoting hydrus:
Thanks Keep.I want to show the blog my house and cottage After Charley..This tree went through the roof of the cottage..

Was there anyone in the cottage at the time?
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So many of our bloggers have been effected by either Beryl or Debby or the resent derecho or the day after the derecho in NC, SC, Georgia where hundreds of thousand lost power too. Drought for many of the rest of us here. Still awed at the awesome power that weather and climate have to change our everyday lives.
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


is it even touching it?
that doesnt look to serious


I think i got the graphics better on the blog i just posted
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Quoting weatherh98:
Joe when something refers to drugs on a weather blog and its hurricane season, youre asking for a ban, no offense


Huh?
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Quoting nigel20:

There is a part of the title.


i know i was joking haha ive seen it
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Quoting VINNY04:
Ive heard of it but never seen it. Im into Ice Hockey not movies.


ever seen happy gilmore? LOL
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GOES Low Cloud Product-LSU
Click for Loop
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Quoting nigel20:

OK, he came in the movie "Are we there yet"...I'm not sure if you've seen it?
Ive heard of it but never seen it. Im into Ice Hockey not movies.
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Quoting weatherh98:


you mean MCV?

and probably because they are downright hot


Dont know if you all remember the last MCV that came off the Northern Coast either the 16th of March or 3rd of April but that was one mean looking vortex once it sat in the waters for 12 hrs, if I recall correctly even did damage to several offshore rigs. Could we see a repeat
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
i see ya figured it out good now ya can go crazy posting pictures
Thanks Keep.I want to show the blog my house and cottage After Charley..This tree went through the roof of the cottage..
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Quoting VINNY04:
All right! So im not alone!


Never forever alone again!
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Quoting weatherh98:


where is there?

There is a part of the title.
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Quoting hydrus:
This huge branch came down on my Dad,s motorcycle. Early in the morning, hard to see.


is it even touching it?
that doesnt look to serious
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Joe when something refers to drugs on a weather blog and its hurricane season, youre asking for a ban, no offense
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Some fun for my DC weekend:

ill be sure to bring my camera.
back out for now.
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Quoting weatherh98:


me too.
All right! So im not alone!
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