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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Quoting weatherh98:


me too.
All right! So im not alone!
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Quoting HurricaneHunterJoe:



Bummerama!!!!! Much damage?
Amazingly no. The shock absorbers to the brunt of it when hitting the handlebars.
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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?


where is there?
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We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee;
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A place where even squares can have a ball.
We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse,
And white lightnin's still the biggest thrill of all.

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Football's still the roughest thing on campus,
And the kids here still respect the college dean.

We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse,
In Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA.
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Quoting VINNY04:
Oh. no wonder i havent heard of him before. I listen to country music.

OK, he came in the movie "Are we there yet"...I'm not sure if you've seen it?
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Quoting VINNY04:
Oh. no wonder i havent heard of him before. I listen to country music.


me too.
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We're having some moderate to heavy showers in western Jamaica...hopefully it will move to the east as well.

Hey hydrus...what's up?
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Quoting hydrus:
This huge branch came down on my Dad,s motorcycle. Early in the morning, hard to see.
i see ya figured it out good now ya can go crazy posting pictures
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Quoting weatherh98:


you mean MCV?

and probably because they are downright hot


yea, fixed and edited. still on my first cup of coffee..
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118. wxmod
These are fjords on the north coast of Greenland. They were carved by glaciers. Today there is no glacial ice, only thin surface ice. There are no advancing glaciers anywhere around there either.

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Quoting brendanjames:
looks like an MSV about to go right over pensacola in a bit. looks like its feeding a little off the gulf waters.


you mean MCV?

and probably because they are downright hot
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Quoting nigel20:

He's a rapper/actor.
Oh. no wonder i havent heard of him before. I listen to country music.
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Quoting hydrus:
This huge branch came down on my Dad,s motorcycle. Early in the morning, hard to see.



Bummerama!!!!! Much damage?
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Quoting weatherh98:
Okie dokie guys, I just finished a new blog check it out feedback is appreciatedLink


I gave grothar a shout out on an image lol
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Of Note.... A swirl exiting into the GULF from Pensacola
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looks like an MCV about to go right over pensacola in a bit. looks like its feeding a little off the gulf waters.
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Quoting VINNY04:
Who is Ice cube? Ive never heard of him before.

He's a rapper/actor.
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Will Your Internet Work on Monday? How to Check for DNS Malware

July 6, 2012 by Samantha Murphy

A nasty piece of malware called DNSChanger will kick thousands of Mac and PC users off the Internet on Monday, and there's a chance you could be one of them.


The good news is that it's easy to see if your system has been infected and fix it if needed. The DNS Changer Working Group (DCWG) launched a check tool - if you click on the link and the box is green, your computer is clean (If the box is red, your Internet will be dead).



http://mashable.com/2012/07/06/dnschanger-malware -removal/
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Quoting hydrus:
This huge branch came down on my Dad,s motorcycle.
Oh man. Did he have insurance on that? Cause it looks like its totaled.
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Well 10 years ago the San Antonio area went through some of the worse floods in it's history. Parts of the area got over 30 inches of rain and 2 lakes overflowed.

Heres a link talking about the event that the NWS made.

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/images/ewx/wxevent/2002Fl oods.pdf
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This huge branch came down on my Dad,s motorcycle. Early in the morning, hard to see.
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Okie dokie guys, I just finished a new blog check it out feedback is appreciatedLink
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Quoting StormTracker2K:


Westside! As Ice Cube would say. LOL
Who is Ice cube? Ive never heard of him before.
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Quoting HurricaneHunterJoe:


Very Blue Skies,very well thank you and you?
Very nice here in Florida. Sunny with a slight chance of rain and its about 94 degrees.
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Quoting VINNY04:
Good day from America's Right Coast! How are things out there?


Very Blue Skies,very well thank you and you?
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Quoting VINNY04:
Good day from America's Right Coast! How are things out there?


Westside! As Ice Cube would say. LOL
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Three tenths of an inch in June for Madison, Wisconsin and surrounding cities and counties. July not looking like any relief at all in the next 14. Best chance is some fast moving SW that will drop quarter to half inch and not do anything but raise the humidity.
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Quoting HurricaneHunterJoe:
Good Day from America's Left Coast!
Good day from America's Right Coast! How are things out there?
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So now the High causing the heatwave regresses back West and some parts of the country now under the last day of it's awful grip get a little reprieve. So the West gets the heat on full bore for awhile then perhaps an instant replay of this heat wave washes east; not good. Impressive severe wind reports almost daily in the last week consistently in the hundreds most days. One historic season of crop loss coming up for way too much of the country. Good thing the country has been getting used to this heat since about 1995 when we starting seeing some of the hottest seasons on record virtually every year.
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Looks like that ULL that went across florida into gulf has weakend quite a bit over by the Yucatan. Still some flareup on North Coast of Dominican Republic on the north end of that tropical wave?
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Quoting ILwthrfan:
#@&! Nooooooooooo!!!!!!!




ANOTHER VERY HOT DAY IS UNFOLDING ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST
ILLINOIS TODAY...WITH 15Z TEMPS ALREADY WELL INTO THE 90S. MIXING
OCCURRED UP TO NEARLY 750MB YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. TAKING A PARCEL
FROM THAT LEVEL DOWN TO THE SURFACE ON THE 12Z KILX UPPER AIR
SOUNDING YIELDS A MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 102 FOR LINCOLN...WHICH
IS 2 DEGREES WARMER THAN YERSTERDAYS HIGH. GIVEN THE SLIGHTLY
WARMER START TO THE DAY AND EXPECTED FULL SUNSHINE...THINK HIGHS
WILL GENERALLY BE 2 TO 3 DEGREES HOTTER THAN YESTERDAY ACROSS THE
BOARD. AS A RESULT...AM EXPECTING HIGHS IN THE 100 TO 105 DEGREE
RANGE...WITH A FEW SPOTS SOUTH OF I-70 APPROACHING 110. HAVE MADE
SOME ADJUSTMENTS TO HOURLY TEMP/DEWPOINT GRIDS...BUT THESE CHANGES
ARE TOO MINOR TO WARRANT A FULL ZONE UPDATE AT THIS TIME.
Hey, come down to Florida. Its only 89 degrees down here. Feels good today.
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try to fix a typo and I autoquote. Argh.
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Quoting Progster:


Its like Orwell's character in "Keep the Aspidistra Flying". He writes a poem called "Mice" and gets a review that states: "shows good promise".
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Quoting etxwx:


Ah...a bit of witty wordplay with Progster this morning...well done! ;-)


Its like Orwell' character in "Keep the Aspidistra Flying". He writes a poem called "Mice" and gets a review that states: "shows good promise".
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Greenland north shore, 10 degrees south of the north pole, from the WMS viewer MODIS satellite photo today.

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Quoting redwagon:

There's also a naked non-swirl leaving Cuba and approaching the Yucatan. Think I'll stare at that for a while... embarrass it into spinning up.


That has worked befo I do believe.


GOES-13 Low Cloud Product

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Quoting Patrap:
And I was so happy Friday is here.

Hey, is it spinning?

Seems to be trending WEST maybe?


Someone should chuck a sonde up.



There's also a naked non-swirl leaving Cuba and approaching the Yucatan. Think I'll stare at that for a while... embarrass it into spinning up.
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Quoting Barefootontherocks:


Storm report text

Wow. Not able to use manual html code to make an image link to the storm reports. Or even to post the report image. Usually no problem. OK. Glitchy this morning or... ?

Oops. Just me, on the latter count anyway.


Two of those reports were me. ;)

Storm knocked out the NEXRAD last night around 12:30 and I'm the lucky individual who was on call. Wish I had a video camera with me! That storm was rediculious!
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And I was so happy Friday is here.

Hey, is it spinning?

Seems to be trending WEST maybe?


Someone should chuck a sonde up.


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Looking better by the hour.

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I will no longer use this blog as my personal opinion of truth and reality platform. I think anyone here regularly know well how I feel. I apologize in sincerity to PensacolaDoug, and GeorgiaStormz for my comments that were curse and mean spirited. It's a weather blog and I will treat it as such. I was out of line to the aforementioned two and that's never a way to win an argument. Sorry peeps for the vibe kill the other day. W
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arctic will be ice free by the summer of 2015 3 years from now
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If the clear evidence and the trend continues, YOU will see an ice free Arctic and your grand kids will not have a planet to live on. This trend is well documented. I'm not predicting some TV style dooms day, just looking at the established scientific evidence. The interesting thing to me: people probably won't even notice that the planet is uninhabitable; we'll all be too dead to notice. And the dying will be caused by a world war over dwindling resources.

Quoting LargoFl:
ITS Looking worse every year now,my grandkids or their children might just see the northpole ice free or very little ice there if this keeps up
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Good Day from America's Left Coast!
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Quoting Grothar:


Good prognostication.


Ah...a bit of witty wordplay with Progster this morning...well done! ;-)
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as of the 3rd of july

passage opens soon
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Quoting wxmod:
Open water 250 miles from the north pole. MODIS today


Wow! The ice is really melting in the arctic.
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In case anyone missed it, I just checked it out after seeing it on Facebook, Levi's site just got some nice new graphics! Already bookmarked it, it will save me trips to other sites!

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