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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #240 on: July 17, 2017, 08:08:29 AM »
I'm glad I got the super soaking back in early July, because rain chances look small until the weekend.  After a dry June, I've had 4.63" in July so far--most of it falling in the first week of the month. 

The biggest heat ridge of the summer (so far) sets up in the middle of the country this week.  Easy to see it on the latest 7 day QPF map--a big donut hole of no rain in the Plains, and the "ring of fire" around it.  Eastern TN may see some of that action by next weekend.   ::fingerscrossed::

 
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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #241 on: July 17, 2017, 02:15:57 PM »
The GFS is absolutely bone-dry for at least the next three days, with a huge question mark as to exactly how many of us will get any rain Friday-Sunday.

When is the last time we saw this much heat and humidity but such low rain chances for a solid week? When the pattern decided to flip, she certainly flipped.

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #242 on: July 17, 2017, 05:47:36 PM »
The GFS is absolutely bone-dry for at least the next three days, with a huge question mark as to exactly how many of us will get any rain Friday-Sunday.

When is the last time we saw this much heat and humidity but such low rain chances for a solid week? When the pattern decided to flip, she certainly flipped.

Last summer Memphis had a very hot and incredibly humid June (only 8 days below 90) with a little over an inch of rain. July and August were also very hot and humid, but very wet with over 8 inches of rain in July.

We're inching closer to my least favorite time of year here, when the heat overlaps with the dry season (not sure the dry season is quite as pronounced the further east you go in TN). I think I'm a little weird in that I actually prefer the heat if there's a chance of rain, even if it's humid, versus dry dog days of summer type heat. Nonetheless, I will complain about both every time I step outside.

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #243 on: July 17, 2017, 07:55:52 PM »
The hottest weather so far this summer is upon us, and climatologically right about on time.  Mid and upper 90's will be widespread across most areas below 1200' mid to late week.  It looks like a good weekend to head upward in elevation.  John Muir had the right idea when he said, the mountains are calling, and I must go

Post Merge: July 18, 2017, 08:19:53 AM
Looks like chances for storms increasing a bit for this weekend.  Most areas in Eastern TN will probably need some rain by then after the dry heat this week.

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For this weekend and Monday, upper ridging slowly weakens as trough
over the Carolinas/southeast United States retrogrades south/then
west. The mid-level warm layer will move out of the area with
increasing moisture (PWs increasing to 1.7-1.9 inches). Increasing
moisture and instability will allow convection to increase in
coverage and intensity. Isolated strong/severe storms are possible
each afternoon/evening. Main concern being damaging winds, heavy
rainfall, and frequent lightning.
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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #244 on: July 18, 2017, 08:35:11 AM »
GFS transitions back to a wet cool pattern after the weekend. In fact, those long range promises of 100 + are long gone now, replaced by a cooler drier air mass and temps near 60 for lows by early August. While its possible, I just don't think this is the summer for long, dry extended periods of heat. The mid 90's- maybe a 97 or 98- pale in comparison to summer long upper 90's from last year.

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #245 on: July 18, 2017, 01:49:31 PM »
Long range promises of 100+ are gone, but the GFS does have KCHA and KTYS hitting 100 on Friday afternoon. Looks like it would have BNA doing the same, except for a well timed thundershower.
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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #246 on: July 18, 2017, 06:33:31 PM »
Heat Index at KMEM hit 107 today. I'd guess that's the hottest this summer? Not bad.

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #247 on: July 18, 2017, 08:45:09 PM »
I can deal with this weather. It is summer and its supposed to be hot. 90s and HI around 105 is plenty hot enough. The day after day after day of 120 HI that we had last year is ridiculous.

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #248 on: July 19, 2017, 06:55:48 AM »
My kind of weather... love it perfect pool weather to work on my tan... 8)
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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #249 on: July 19, 2017, 09:49:37 AM »
I can deal with this weather. It is summer and its supposed to be hot. 90s and HI around 105 is plenty hot enough. The day after day after day of 120 HI that we had last year is ridiculous.

Except for areas that have seen tons of rain (mainly west/middle TN), this is about as normal as summer can get for these parts. June may have been slightly below normal, but I'm not complaining.  Of course, "normal" is just averaging out the cool summers with the crazy hot summers like last year.  So, in truth, both cool & hot summers are "normal." 
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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #250 on: Yesterday at 10:55:06 AM »
We're getting into oppressive territory. The air is thick out there... 89T/73DP in Nashville on the way to a 96 degree high. High of 97 tomorrow, with HI of 105. Low of 76 the next two nights.  ::hot::

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #251 on: Yesterday at 10:57:04 AM »
We're getting into oppressive territory. The air is thick out there... 89T/73DP in Nashville on the way to a 96 degree high. High of 97 tomorrow, with HI of 105. Low of 76 the next two nights.  ::hot::

Yep I loathe but know it won't be long lasting too. Memphis is at 92 at 10am and HI 103. Gonna make a run at 100 today I think.

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #252 on: Yesterday at 02:37:58 PM »
97/HI 109 at KMEM.

I would pick today as my first long run post broken arms. Maybe tomorrow...

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #253 on: Yesterday at 07:24:29 PM »
It doesn't take long for topsoil to dry out in this brand of heat.  Despite the 4" I had earlier this month, most of my ground cover is wilting and the grass is losing its green luster.

TYS (Knoxville) is actually having a very dry month.  They've only recorded about 1.39" for the month so far.  It's normally the wettest month of the year.
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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #254 on: Today at 07:02:49 AM »
It doesn't take long for topsoil to dry out in this brand of heat.  Despite the 4" I had earlier this month, most of my ground cover is wilting and the grass is losing its green luster.

TYS (Knoxville) is actually having a very dry month.  They've only recorded about 1.39" for the month so far.  It's normally the wettest month of the year.

Yep- we had had such regular rains for the last month that I haven't had to keep the fescue watered. Even after last week's rains, the grass is visibly starting to suffer already in this week's heat... turned on the sprinklers yesterday and this morning to give the yard a shot in the arm.

 

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