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 Patrap:
If a Major City loses Power from another Large MCS,Derecho thingee, and the heat is in place.

Well, calamity could follow.


Read that and UFO came on Media Player - Too Hot To Handle - let's hope not!
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Quoting midgulfmom:
Patrap..batton down the hatches!


aye..to dat

..is spookie dark.

Out
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Quoting GPTGUY:


You mean the heat index was 98 degrees? its impossible to have the temp at 98 and a humidity reading at 99% at the same time.
well thats what the sign at a bank there said..humidity is high dunno if it really is 99..although..storms were around
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Patrap..batton down the hatches!
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Quoting Patrap:
Me tinks im gonna power down fer a spell Cap'n.

Were gonna go thru some Bumpy stuff off the starboard side, Sir..

yes sir, probably some nasty weather in those cells coming towards you
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Quoting LargoFl:
Just got back from Tampa,whew, 98 degree's and 99% humidity,very hot and humid there, with rain showers around..glad to be back near the coast with a sea breeze


You mean the heat index was 98 degrees? its impossible to have the temp at 98 and a humidity reading at 99% at the same time.
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midgulfmom - same prob w/ Deacon Blues from Steely Dan - call me peek a boo - til I saw name of song -duh
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Quoting weatherh98:


I was thinking portugal but thats okay too


I don't think you got that one!
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................................guess anything that tries to develop wont come into the eastern gulf,not with that High sitting there and across florida, if anything does form, it would have to go into the western gulf towards Teas etc..well in july thats where they most often go anyway
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Someone mentioned about the high weakening next week thus a lot of Sal won't be around and development off Africa could occur.I personally looking for development in the caribbean.


What bout da TUTT?

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Me tinks im gonna power down fer a spell Cap'n.

Were gonna go thru some Bumpy stuff off the starboard side, Sir..

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The Blob, with Steven McQueen
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If a Major City loses Power from another Large MCS,Derecho thingee, and the heat is in place.

Well, calamity could follow.


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Quoting hydrus:


....is that "The Blob"
.....or perhaps your finger?
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Someone mentioned about the high weakening next week thus a lot of Sal won't be around and development off Africa could occur.I personally looking for development in the caribbean.
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Quoting CaicosRetiredSailor:





YES! hahaha...in a nutshell.
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Quoting hydrus:

Those trees really took a pounding.
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Quoting Grothar:


...in Spain.


I was thinking portugal but thats okay too
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Just got back from Tampa,whew, 98 degree's and 99% humidity,very hot and humid there, with rain showers around..glad to be back near the coast with a sea breeze
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Yes.A tropical storm over a hurricane any day.


make sure it is lopsided to the west
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Quoting Grothar:


That's blobbing.

From a movie I saw back in the 1950's. I've been afraid of blobs ever since. I can't remember the name of the movie.



The Blob. ;}
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Quoting Grothar:


That's blobbing.

From a movie I saw back in the 1950's. I've been afraid of blobs ever since. I can't remember the name of the movie.



Dat still creeps me out.

I Liked the Mosquito coils at the Drive in.



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Quoting Grothar:


That's blobbing.

From a movie I saw back in the 1950's. I've been afraid of blobs ever since. I can't remember the name of the movie.





The Old Man – He lives out by himself in a simple wooden cabin in the woods. His only companion is a small dog. He gets a little too curious when checking out a meteorite and winds up with an organism from outer space stuck on his hand that despite his best efforts, cannot be removed.

Steve Andrews – Your average teenage male. He loves his car, tries to be cool and digs the chicks. Never mind the fact that he looks like he is old enough to run for the state senate. He and Jane spend most of the film trying to convince the foolish adults that a monster is in town.

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Quoting Grothar:


That's blobbing.

From a movie I saw back in the 1950's. I've been afraid of blobs ever since. I can't remember the name of the movie.

THE BLOB......happen to have it :) The old man should've touched it!
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Quoting weatherh98:


can you tell where the rain is?


...in Spain.
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Quoting midgulfmom:
Lol Grother....the birth of a blob.

MotherBlob deployed a brave line of scout micro-blobs advancing from the TX coastline inland for recon... pure waste of assets, poor things.
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Quoting Grothar:


That's blobbing.

From a movie I saw back in the 1950's. I've been afraid of blobs ever since. I can't remember the name of the movie.



just lol

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Quoting weatherh98:
Link

final "i wrote a blog post"

grother i gave you a shout out.

its about 4 hoours old now... im gonna cry


Hey, weather, I saw it, but I have been a little busy today. Thanks for that. I have only been able to get on a few minutes at a time.
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Quoting weatherh98:


i.e. a week irene
Yes.A tropical storm over a hurricane any day.
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Quoting weatherh98:


Where did you get your certification in blobing?


That's blobbing.

From a movie I saw back in the 1950's. I've been afraid of blobs ever since. I can't remember the name of the movie.

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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:



fate n. The supposed force, principle, or power that predetermines events. The inevitable events predestined by this force


you got me there. any way the storm is almost over. we should be okay
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As a kid I belted out...my woman from Jericho! Lol prob 20 yrs before I knew.....(red faced)
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Link

final "i wrote a blog post"

grother i gave you a shout out.

its about 4 hoours old now... im gonna cry
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Quoting weatherh98:


this isnt fate.



fate n. The supposed force, principle, or power that predetermines events. The inevitable events predestined by this force
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
i need ya all to pick a number 1 to 49 i need 14 people to pick a number


2
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Tyson Gay got the best of Gatlin the Paris diamond league...hopefully he'll be fully fit for London, as we could witness the best 100m finals of all time.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Yes!.Some good rains for my area to.I'm hoping a tropical system can run up the coast this year so that we can get some drought relief rains.Cause we're gonna need 'em.


i.e. a week irene
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307) Some Kind of Wonderful, I'm Your Captain, and of course, We're An American Band. Sooner or Later, Midnight Confessions. Pat's, Hush, My Woman from Tokyo, Space Truckin'.

103 here, 105 HI, StL 105.
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Quoting StormTracker2K:


I'm about to get pounded here as the dark clouds are moving in. If you look at the radar it doesn't look to bad but the east and west coast seabreezes are going to collide soon. Once that happens all hell is going to break lose around here. On Tuesday I lost all phones and my modem at work from a lightning strike.

GFS 8 day precip accum and it looks like FL is in for a lot of rain over the next week.

Yes!.Some good rains for my area to.I'm hoping a tropical system can run up the coast this year so that we can get some drought relief rains.Cause we're gonna need 'em.
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Quoting StormTracker2K:
2004 was the year that FL almost got hit by everything that formed.

2004 was the year that folks came to Key West to "shelter" their planes and boats from the storms.
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Lol Grother....the birth of a blob.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


don't tempt fate less fate tempt you


this isnt fate.
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Quoting Patrap:


trending west too


"thats just a jog"
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Quoting Grothar:
We have another blob.



Where did you get your certification in blobing?
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Quoting Grothar:
We have another blob.



trending west too
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We have another blob.

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Quoting StormTracker2K:
2004 was the year that FL almost got hit by everything that formed.

that was a really bad year.
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Afternoon all....wow radar out of NOLA has showers coming up from the SE and down from the NE. A one two punch....
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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.