Death Valley records a low of 107°F (41.7°C): a world record

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:31 AM GMT on July 16, 2012

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On Thursday morning, July 12, 2012 the low temperature at Death Valley, California dropped to just 107°F (41.7°C), after hitting a high of 128° (53.3°C) the previous day. Not only does the morning low temperature tie a record for the world's warmest low temperature ever recorded, the average temperature of 117.5°F is the world's warmest 24-hour temperature on record. According to weather records researcher Maximiliano Herrera, the only other place in the world to record a 107°F low temperature was Khasab Airport in the desert nation of Oman on June 27, 2012. The previous U.S. record high minimum temperature may be a 103°F (39.4°C) observed in Death Valley, California in 1970. The NWS lists a July 5, 1918 low temperature of 110°F as the official highest minimum temperature recorded in Death Valley. This temperature is disputed by Mr. Herrera, who says the temperature that night was not monitored and passed from 60°F to 110°F then to 60°F again.


Figure 1. Badwater, Death Valley, California. Wide open spaces, infinite views. What's not to love about this place? Image credit: Wunderphotographer SonomaCountyRAF.

Wednesday's high of 128°F (53.3°C) was the 10th hottest temperature in U.S. history, and the hottest temperature measured in the U.S. since July 18, 2009, when Death Valley recorded another 128° reading. The only hotter temperatures in U.S. history were all measured at Death Valley, the most recent one being the 129° measured on July 6, 2007. The all-time high for Death Valley is the 134° reading of July 10, 1913.

Temperatures have cooled considerably at Death Valley over the weekend, and the forecast for Monday calls for for a downright chilly high of just 110°. That's sure to be a disappointment for the ultramarathoners in the grueling Badwater Ultramarathon, which begins Monday in Death Valley. Covering 135 miles (217km) non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA, it is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet. I'm sure they would have liked to have had the distinction of running their race last Wednesday and Thursday, during the hottest 24-hour period ever recorded on the planet!

Jeff Masters

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storms almost on top of you miami, heed your warnings
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Quoting StormTracker2K:


61 dewpoint at temp at 90 with a heat index of 99. LOL! Yeah right. Maybe the Canadians have there dewpoint scale calibrated different than our shere in the US as that would equate to a heat index of 92 here in FL.
data copied from enviroment canada must be an error on there part i alter no data
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
514 PM EDT MON JUL 16 2012

FLZ073-173-174-162145-
COASTAL MIAMI DADE COUNTY FL FAR SOUTH MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FL INLAND
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FL
514 PM EDT MON JUL 16 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

* SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

* UNTIL 545 PM EDT

* AT 513 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
STRONG THUNDERSTORM 7 MILES SOUTH OF HOMESTEAD MIAMI SPEEDWAY...AND
MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 10 MPH.

* THE STORM WILL AFFECT...
RURAL SOUTHEASTERN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

THE PRIMARY IMPACTS WILL BE FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING AND GUSTY
WINDS OF 45 TO 55 MPH. LIGHTNING IS THE NUMBER ONE WEATHER RELATED
KILLER IN FLORIDA. TREES AND OPEN SHELTERS OFFER NO PROTECTION. THESE
WINDS CAN DOWN SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES...AND BLOW AROUND
UNSECURED SMALL OBJECTS. SEEK SHELTER IN A SAFE BUILDING UNTIL THE
STORM PASSES.

ALSO...DEVELOPING IN AN ENVIRONMENT FAVORABLE FOR FUNNEL CLOUDS.

LAT...LON 2533 8024 2534 8028 2537 8027 2537 8030
2531 8037 2525 8039 2526 8042 2523 8042
2522 8048 2519 8049 2522 8058 2519 8059
2527 8068 2547 8044 2543 8032 2540 8032
2541 8028 2537 8028 2540 8025 2539 8022
TIME...MOT...LOC 2115Z 297DEG 8KT 2535 8040

$$
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.........................................might be some warnings going up soon for south florida along the east coast
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
Observed at: Toronto Pearson Int'l Airport
Date: 5:00 PM EDT Monday 16 July 2012
Condition: Mostly Cloudy
Pressure: 29.85 inches
Tendency: falling
Visibility: 15 miles
Air Quality Health Index: 5

Temperature: 90.3°F
Dewpoint: 61.5°F
Humidity: 38 %
Wind: W 11 gust 19 mph
Humidex: 99


61 dewpoint at temp at 90 with a heat index of 99. LOL! Yeah right. Maybe the Canadians have there dewpoint scale calibrated different than our shere in the US as that would equate to a heat index of 92 here in FL.
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Quoting Jedkins01:



lol, I really doubt that, it seems like the "Florida of old" is returning to me.
I can't help feeling that this will become the anomaly and the other years we've been seeing of late will become the "new normal". If nothing else, I think the PDO, with its larger scale swings than ENSO, may have more of an influence on these longterm patterns than we currently recognise.

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Quoting BahaHurican:
This is what made me think u could expect a similar level of water spout activity on the Great Bahama Bank, expecially W of Andros... but that's the side that's not populated.
might also be water temps in the shallow waters around the keys, guess they did their studies for a long time and found the keys as their number one spot
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Quoting LargoFl:
..it think it has to do alot with geography and water levels etc
This is what made me think u could expect a similar level of water spout activity on the Great Bahama Bank, expecially W of Andros... but that's the side that's not populated.
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Quoting Jedkins01:


I'm not buying that, I doubt PWs will get below the 1.5 to 1.75 range even on the drier days, it has been more moist all rainy season than often forecast. the PW has been about 2.1 to 2.3 since yesterday, it forecast to just be about 1.8 to 2 just a couple days ago.


While I do expect some drying of the atmosphere this week with coverage dropping down to isolated coverage, I'm highly suspicious of 1.25 inch PW's. We should only see 2 to 3 days of dryer weather too.


Those guys at the NWS in Miami are not the best forecasters just saying.
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Observed at: Toronto Pearson Int'l Airport
Date: 5:00 PM EDT Monday 16 July 2012
Condition: Mostly Cloudy
Pressure: 29.85 inches
Tendency: falling
Visibility: 15 miles
Air Quality Health Index: 5

Temperature: 90.3°F
Dewpoint: 61.5°F
Humidity: 38 %
Wind: W 11 gust 19 mph
Humidex: 99
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Quoting Jedkins01:


I'm not buying that, I doubt PWs will get below the 1.5 to 1.75 range even on the drier days, it has been more moist all rainy season than often forecast. the PW has been about 2.1 to 2.3 since yesterday, it forecast to just be about 1.8 to 2 just a couple days ago.


While I do expect some drying of the atmosphere this week with coverage dropping down to isolated coverage, I'm highly suspicious of 1.25 inch PW's. We should only see 2 to 3 days of dryer weather too.


Correct...the end of the Discussion:

DEEPER LAYER
MOISTURE WILL ONCE AGAIN BE ON THE INCREASE TOWARDS THE WEEKEND SO
HIGHER CHANCES FOR RAIN WILL RETURN.
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Quoting GeoffreyWPB:
Miami NWS Discussion

IN FACT, THE FCST SOUNDINGS SHOW PWAT`S DROPPING TO
AROUND 1.25 INCHES ON THURSDAY WHICH WOULD RUN BELOW THE 25TH
PERCENTILE. THOSE LOW PWAT VALUES COMBINED WITH RISING 50H WILL
LOWER THE AMOUNT OF CLOUD COVER AND ALLOW FOR CLIMBING AFTERNOON
TEMPS WELL INTO THE 90S ESPECIALLY INTERIOR AREAS. THUS, HEAT
INDICES WILL LIKELY BE IN THE RANGE OF 100-105 ALONG BOTH COASTS AND
105-109 OVER THE INTERIOR FOR BOTH WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.



LOL! Good luck with that forecast. Those guys at the NWS in Miami must have not looked at the models lately. I don't see anything with a PWAT of 1.25" anywhere over FL over the next couple of weeks.
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692. fmhurricane2009 5:00 PM EDT on July 16, 2012

I’ve figured out a way to get past that,” [he] said. “Because there’s so many better things in life than just worrying about every little thing that comes up.”

Now this is definitely an attitude we need here in the blog!

Glad to have you here, Tyler.
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Quoting FLWeatherFreak91:
Well you never know, all the rain could just stop all of a sudden and we could enter a drought lol



lol, I really doubt that, it seems like the "Florida of old" is returning to me.
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Quoting GeoffreyWPB:
Miami NWS Discussion

IN FACT, THE FCST SOUNDINGS SHOW PWAT`S DROPPING TO
AROUND 1.25 INCHES ON THURSDAY WHICH WOULD RUN BELOW THE 25TH
PERCENTILE. THOSE LOW PWAT VALUES COMBINED WITH RISING 50H WILL
LOWER THE AMOUNT OF CLOUD COVER AND ALLOW FOR CLIMBING AFTERNOON
TEMPS WELL INTO THE 90S ESPECIALLY INTERIOR AREAS. THUS, HEAT
INDICES WILL LIKELY BE IN THE RANGE OF 100-105 ALONG BOTH COASTS AND
105-109 OVER THE INTERIOR FOR BOTH WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.


I'm not buying that, I doubt PWs will get below the 1.5 to 1.75 range even on the drier days, it has been more moist all rainy season than often forecast. the PW has been about 2.1 to 2.3 since yesterday, it forecast to just be about 1.8 to 2 just a couple days ago.


While I do expect some drying of the atmosphere this week with coverage dropping down to isolated coverage, I'm highly suspicious of 1.25 inch PW's. We should only see 2 to 3 days of dryer weather too.
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Quoting Jedkins01:


Last week on Wednesday, I had 4 inches of rain in one hour from a line of severe thunderstorms, we had serious flooding from that. I also had around 2 inches on Tuesday, an inch on Thursday, and some lighter amounts on Friday and yesterday, and now near 2 inches today. I've now had about 25 inches of rain since June first, the term "rainy season" probably just doesn't cut it for us this year, lol. We are still on average a couple weeks from being about halfway through the rainy season, and the peak historically is still a while to come, I wonder how high the total will be here from June first into early October, lol.
Well you never know, all the rain could just stop all of a sudden and we could enter a drought lol
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Quoting BahaHurican:
Never heard that one before... but I bet it's possible to see if the correlation actually exists...



Gotta admit I prefer sauna to jacuzzi... more tropical??? lol

So how are the Keys different enough from the Bahamas to cause them to have more water spouts than we do? Or is it just that spouts in the Keys are more likely to be seen?
..it think it has to do alot with geography and water levels etc
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Haven't looked at the models so far for the day... what's their take on the ULL heading N from here? Any chance of a spindown and yet another STS-to-TS type transition?
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Quoting LargoFl:
..this setup is real bad for those who work outside all day long huh
Not good for anyone.
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Quoting fmhurricane2009:


No, I did not take that photo, I have several photos of waterspouts on Sanibel, but I don't live there (I just went to Elementary/Middle school there)
Well, it's a good one. Anyway, we look forward to having you on the forum--especially with the knowledge of past hurricanes the NP article said you possess. ;-)
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Miami NWS Discussion

IN FACT, THE FCST SOUNDINGS SHOW PWAT`S DROPPING TO
AROUND 1.25 INCHES ON THURSDAY WHICH WOULD RUN BELOW THE 25TH
PERCENTILE. THOSE LOW PWAT VALUES COMBINED WITH RISING 50H WILL
LOWER THE AMOUNT OF CLOUD COVER AND ALLOW FOR CLIMBING AFTERNOON
TEMPS WELL INTO THE 90S ESPECIALLY INTERIOR AREAS. THUS, HEAT
INDICES WILL LIKELY BE IN THE RANGE OF 100-105 ALONG BOTH COASTS AND
105-109 OVER THE INTERIOR FOR BOTH WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.
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Quoting Jedkins01:


Last week, I had 4 inches of rain in one hour from a line of severe thunderstorms, we had serious flooding from that. I've now had around 25 inches of rain since June first, the term "rainy season" probably just doesn't cut it for us this year, lol. We are still on average a couple weeks from being about halfway through the rainy season, and the peak historically is still a while to come, I wonder how high the total will be here from June first into early October, lol.



These storms here NW of Orlando are putting out lots of CG's.
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Quoting kwgirl:
Does anyone know this little Conchism? My friend says that a wet summer here in the Keys means a cold winter. I remember wet summers growing up here and I remember cold winters, but I am now too old to remember if the cold winter followed the wet summer.
Never heard that one before... but I bet it's possible to see if the correlation actually exists...



Quoting washingtonian115:
I've never really enjoyed it that much.All ways reminded me of a bath but with chlorine in it.
Gotta admit I prefer sauna to jacuzzi... more tropical??? lol

Quoting LargoFl:
Where is the Best place to see Water spouts?...................The Florida Keys "are the greatest, natural vortex lab in the world," says Joseph Golden, a senior National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist who has studied waterspouts extensively. "Waterspouts probably occur more frequently in the Florida Keys than anywhere in the world."

So how are the Keys different enough from the Bahamas to cause them to have more water spouts than we do? Or is it just that spouts in the Keys are more likely to be seen?
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Quoting GeoffreyWPB:


Are we going to get a wrestling update tonight?




hi


John Cena has won his 1st $ in the bank
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Quoting FLWeatherFreak91:
What a storm that was! I have thus far received 2.46" since 2:00pm and it's still sprinkling. My entire neighborhood is flooded and actually flowing which I have never seen before in the 20 years I have lived here.

This month has to be one of the wettest for my immediate area on record. Too bad I just got my PWS going last week or I'd be able to know exactly how much has fallen. How are the storms coming on your side of the state tracker?


Last week on Wednesday, I had 4 inches of rain in one hour from a line of severe thunderstorms, we had some flooding from that. I also had around 2 inches on Tuesday, an inch on Thursday, and some lighter amounts on Friday and yesterday, and now near 2 inches today. I've now had about 25 inches of rain since June first, the term "rainy season" probably just doesn't cut it for us this year, lol. We are still on average a couple weeks from being about halfway through the rainy season, and the peak historically is still a while to come, I wonder how high the total will be here from June first into early October, lol.
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:

It almost looks to be making a comeback... Convection has once again wrapped all the way around that eye feature after leaving the west side open earlier today... Not out if the question it gets upgraded to a hurricane again at 11 if the trend continues... Of course any restrengthening would be brief due to the cool waters and drier air.

Fabio is making a comeback only very briefly. The convection should become less organized later today due to the unfavorable conditions.

Fabio is highly unlikely to get upgraded to a hurricane again because the cyclone is in cold sea surface temperatures and dry air, which these do not support the storm to strengthen and maintain.
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Quoting Tazmanian:



when its ready too right now it dos not want too it wants too sleep some more



shhhh done wake it up


Are we going to get a wrestling update tonight?
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T. PETERSBURG --
Thunderstorms are passed across southern Pinellas County and northern Hillsborough County this morning, and more rain is expected in the Bay area throughout the afternoon.

Small hail and gusty winds are even possible, Bay News 9 meteorologist Diane Kacmarik said.

"The atmosphere is just a little more unstable than usual since an upper-level low is just east of Jacksonville," Kacmarik said. "That helped the storms start early."

Between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m, heavy rain fell along the central and South Pinellas beach east to Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg. At one point, Klystron 9 radar showed a small rotation off the central Pinellas coast.

The USF and New Tampa areas also got heavy rain, as did Hernando County, from Spring Hill east to Brooksville. Some areas picked up two inches of precipitation.
Bay news 9 meteorologist Josh Linker said there's a potential for more severe storms this afternoon, mainly north of the Bay area, because the upper-level low comes with a cold pocket of air aloft. That low also is pushing the storms southward.
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Quoting wxchaser97:
Excessive Heat Watch
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
413 PM EDT MON JUL 16 2012

...DANGEROUS HEAT TO BUILD INTO SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN TUESDAY...

.BREEZY SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL BRING A HOT AIRMASS OUT OF THE
DAKOTAS AND INTO SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN ON TUESDAY. CONDITIONS
WILL WARM CONSIDERABLY DURING THE LATE MORNING ...WITH TEMPERATURE
READINGS LIKING REACHING 100 DEGREES DURING THE AFTERNOON. THE
AIRMASS IS NOT EXPECTED TO BE EXCESSIVELY HUMID...BUT DEWPOINTS IN
THE MIDDLE 60S WOULD ALLOW HEAT INDICES TO APPROACH 105 DEGREES. A
STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SINK INTO PORTIONS OF THE CWA BEGINNING
TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND WILL PROVIDE RELIEF FOR MUCH OF THE AREA FOR
THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK.

MIZ047-048-053-060>063-068>070-075-076-082- 083-17 0415-
/O.NEW.KDTX.EH.A.0002.120717T1500Z-120718T0300Z/
MIDLAND-BAY-SAGINAW-SHIAWASSEE-GENESEE-LAPEER-ST. CLAIR-
LIVINGSTON-OAKLAND-MACOMB-WASHTENAW-WAYNE-LENAWEE -MONROE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MIDLAND...BAY CITY...SAGINAW...OWOSSO...
FLINT...LAPEER...PORT HURON...HOWELL...PONTIAC...WARREN...
ANN ARBOR...DETROIT...ADRIAN...MONROE
413 PM EDT MON JUL 16 2012

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED AN
EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

* TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO REACH AND EXCEED 100 DEGREES
TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* HEAT INDICES ARE FORECASTED TO RANGE BETWEEN 102 AND 107
DEGREES.

IMPACTS...

* HEAT RELATED ILLNESS SUCH AS HEAT STROKE...HEAT EXHAUSTION...
AND DEHYDRATION WILL BE POSSIBLE

* THE CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF CONSECUTIVE HOT DAYS MAY ADD TO THE
HEAT STRESS OF THOSE MOST AFFECTED BY THE HOT TEMPERATURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

* AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF HOT
TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND
HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN
WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY
IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP
ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.
..this setup is real bad for those who work outside all day long huh
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Quoting mcluvincane:
When does the cape Verde season kick in?



when its ready too right now it dos not want too it wants too sleep some more



shhhh done wake it up
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Quoting Jedkins01:
Got nailed here once again, nearly 2 inches of rain earlier, another day, another downpour!
..yeah we have been getting some good rains lately
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Excessive Heat Watch
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
413 PM EDT MON JUL 16 2012

...DANGEROUS HEAT TO BUILD INTO SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN TUESDAY...

.BREEZY SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL BRING A HOT AIRMASS OUT OF THE
DAKOTAS AND INTO SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN ON TUESDAY. CONDITIONS
WILL WARM CONSIDERABLY DURING THE LATE MORNING ...WITH TEMPERATURE
READINGS LIKING REACHING 100 DEGREES DURING THE AFTERNOON. THE
AIRMASS IS NOT EXPECTED TO BE EXCESSIVELY HUMID...BUT DEWPOINTS IN
THE MIDDLE 60S WOULD ALLOW HEAT INDICES TO APPROACH 105 DEGREES. A
STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SINK INTO PORTIONS OF THE CWA BEGINNING
TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND WILL PROVIDE RELIEF FOR MUCH OF THE AREA FOR
THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK.

MIZ047-048-053-060>063-068>070-075-076-082-083-17 0415-
/O.NEW.KDTX.EH.A.0002.120717T1500Z-120718T0300Z/
MIDLAND-BAY-SAGINAW-SHIAWASSEE-GENESEE-LAPEER-ST. CLAIR-
LIVINGSTON-OAKLAND-MACOMB-WASHTENAW-WAYNE-LENAWEE -MONROE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MIDLAND...BAY CITY...SAGINAW...OWOSSO...
FLINT...LAPEER...PORT HURON...HOWELL...PONTIAC...WARREN...
ANN ARBOR...DETROIT...ADRIAN...MONROE
413 PM EDT MON JUL 16 2012

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED AN
EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

* TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO REACH AND EXCEED 100 DEGREES
TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* HEAT INDICES ARE FORECASTED TO RANGE BETWEEN 102 AND 107
DEGREES.

IMPACTS...

* HEAT RELATED ILLNESS SUCH AS HEAT STROKE...HEAT EXHAUSTION...
AND DEHYDRATION WILL BE POSSIBLE

* THE CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF CONSECUTIVE HOT DAYS MAY ADD TO THE
HEAT STRESS OF THOSE MOST AFFECTED BY THE HOT TEMPERATURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

* AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF HOT
TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND
HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN
WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY
IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP
ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.
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................................................. .hey stormtracker..you ok out there? orlando looks like its getting hammered pretty good
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Got nailed here once again, nearly 2 inches of rain earlier, another day, another downpour!
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Quoting BahaHurican:
Don't pple know not to get under a tree in a thunderstorm??? Even if u don't get hit by lightning, trees can and DO fall!

This is a really sad story....

..experts also say, lie down if caught outside and stay 30 feet away from the next person, but best thing to do is Get Inside, and stay away from water and windows
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When does the cape Verde season kick in?
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Quoting Neapolitan:
Hey, Tyler. I live right down the road in Naples. Did you take that waterspout photo? I saw a couple of candidate clouds--tall, with a flat, rain-free base--over the water this morning (and the Glades this afternoon), but no funnels emerged.

Welcome, and good to have you here...


No, I did not take that photo, I have several photos of waterspouts on Sanibel, but I don't live there (I just went to Elementary/Middle school there)
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Quoting LargoFl:
Rita..just saw on the news, 3 people in houston got hit by lightning while huddled under a tree during a sudden storm, 2 died the third is in critical condition
Don't pple know not to get under a tree in a thunderstorm??? Even if u don't get hit by lightning, trees can and DO fall!

This is a really sad story....

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We need a storm to track soon..... I'm thinking the 2nd week in August...
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689. MTWX
Anyone get to see the Auroras this weekend??

I'm too far south for this one, but have seen some great images coming from as far south as Arkansas!!
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Quoting kwgirl:
Does anyone know this little Conchism? My friend says that a wet summer here in the Keys means a cold winter. I remember wet summers growing up here and I remember cold winters, but I am now too old to remember if the cold winter followed the wet summer.


You know it’s quiet in the tropics when we’re already talking about winter :)
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Where is the Best place to see Water spouts?...................The Florida Keys "are the greatest, natural vortex lab in the world," says Joseph Golden, a senior National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist who has studied waterspouts extensively. "Waterspouts probably occur more frequently in the Florida Keys than anywhere in the world."

Waters around the Keys, especially from Marathon past Key West on westward to the Dry Tortugas, probably see 400 or 500 waterspouts a year. Since they are so common, most go unreported unless they cause damage.

Golden suspects so many waterspouts hit the Florida Keys because the weather and geography supply two necessary ingredients.

First, the islands and the shallow water along them help heat the air. During the summer, waterspout season, the air is extremely humid with temperatures in the mid-80s into the low 90s. The heat causes the air to rise. As it rises, the air's humidity condenses into the tiny water droplets that make up clouds.

As water vapor condenses, it releases more heat that makes the air rise even faster. Rising air currents are needed for waterspout formation.

The second important waterspout ingredient in the Keys seems to be the regular east or northeast "trade winds" that blow right down the islands. These winds help line up the clouds. Lines of clouds encourage waterspouts. Exactly how is one of the questions researchers are trying to answer.

Clouds that spawn waterspouts in the Keys are generally from around to 18,000 to 22,000 feet high. Golden says, waterspouts are likely to form when the clouds are growing upwards.

In the Keys, waterspouts are most likely to form between 4 and 7 p.m. with a secondary maximum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A few waterspouts form around sunrise.

After the Florida Keys, the next most active U.S. waterspout area is the southeast Florida Coast from around Stuart south to Homestead. Tampa Bay has the greatest number of damaging waterspouts, probably because the shores of the Bay are so built up.

Places around the Gulf of Mexico along with the Atlantic Coast northward to Chesapeake Bay are also likely to see waterspouts. Waterspouts have been reported on the West Coast from Tatoosh Island, Wash., south to San Diego, but they tend to be weak and short lived. Waterspouts also skip across the Great Lakes and Utah's Great Salt Lake from time to time.

By Jack Williams of USA TODAY
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Quoting spathy:


Just put a tether on it. Replacement parts are usually inexpensive if you got it from a good company.
Quoting spathy:


Now if a roof falls on it just click your heels a repeat.

The info I gathered was worth it.
The info I gathered was worth it....
So this sounds like

Cat 1-2, good to go...
Cat 3-5, take 'em down...

Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


if your roof falls you have worse problems
Could be somebody else's roof...

Quoting Waltanater:
Has there ever been any record of a tropical cyclone hitting Antarctica? Anyone know?
SERIOUSLY doubt this. Though I'm sure some of the post-tropical storms have entered the area, isn't there some kind of circumpolar jet down there that would disrupt just about anything making a run for landfall?

Quoting FLWeatherFreak91:
What a storm that was! I have thus far received 2.46" since 2:00pm and it's still sprinkling. My entire neighborhood is flooded and actually flowing which I have never seen before in the 20 years I have lived here.

This month has to be one of the wettest for my immediate area on record. Too bad I just got my PWS going last week or I'd be able to know exactly how much has fallen. How are the storms coming on your side of the state tracker?
Ohhh... I'm SOOOO jealous.... I'm prolly going to have to wait until 2013 to get it together with anything here... but glad u have one at last...

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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.