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Title: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: mempho on May 14, 2018, 09:42:20 PM
We're wasting all the heat early.... What a waste of heat-  this will likely mean very little chance of heat lightning during the climatoligical peak of summer.  Oh, well, there's always next year. Seems like they don't make summers like they used to.  I remember January 85, uh, I mean July 1980 when it was just 100s for months on end.  You can't even barely get a 100 degree day for more than a day or two in a row anymore.  Kids these days will never know what it's like to be a hot, sweaty mess for months on end or to walk in from being outside and find you have more salt on your elbow than a Lay's potato chip.  Oh, those were the days, man.  Those were the days... It used to get so hot that people would run to church for fear of an enternity in ****.

I feel sorry for people like Bruce....

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Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: Dyersburg Weather on May 14, 2018, 11:30:25 PM
There was heat lightning tonight.  ::rofl::

There has never been a summer even close to 1980 temperature wise.
Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: schneitzeit on May 15, 2018, 12:24:05 AM
I searched for weather data for the year 1980 for Nashville but could not find anything. I wonder how the months averaged that year.

For what it's worth, OHX data dissents from your memories. The longest streak of days >100 degrees Fahrenheit occured in the last week of June in 1952.

2007 holds the record as the hottest summer in Nashville, with a 34-day streak of maximum temperature above 90 degrees from late July all the way into August.

https://www.weather.gov/ohx/otherrecords

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This was a nasty, nasty summer

Here's a good summary from Jackson. July 1980 and August 2007 were the hottest months on record.
https://www.weather.gov/meg/monthlytop10_mkl
Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: BRUCE on May 15, 2018, 06:05:09 AM
We're wasting all the heat early.... What a waste of heat-  this will likely mean very little chance of heat lightning during the climatoligical peak of summer.  Oh, well, there's always next year. Seems like they don't make summers like they used to.  I remember January 85, uh, I mean July 1980 when it was just 100s for months on end.  You can't even barely get a 100 degree day for more than a day or two in a row anymore.  Kids these days will never know what it's like to be a hot, sweaty mess for months on end or to walk in from being outside and find you have more salt on your elbow than a Lay's potato chip.  Oh, those were the days, man.  Those were the days... It used to get so hot that people would run to church for fear of an enternity in ****.

I feel sorry for people like Bruce....

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be carefull for what u wishing for....lol

Post Merge: May 15, 2018, 06:07:42 AM
be carefull for what u wishing for....lol
heat just hasn’t never really bothered me... no matter how hot or humid it gets....
Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: Dyersburg Weather on May 15, 2018, 08:05:22 AM
Here is part of a write up from Jonesboro for 1980. The write up is from 2007.



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Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: Jilly on May 15, 2018, 09:32:53 AM
this year, was going to try to grow some peas for the 1st time

HA

went from frost to 80s

did finally get some tomatoes and peppers put in
Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: Curt on May 15, 2018, 10:21:40 AM
Summer cancel love the title! I ran yesterday about 5pm, and honestly- I’m not acclimated yet. It was rough. Like any climate, we all acclimate at some point and degree- so even with the “lower dewpoints”- it will feel rough for a few more days.

Saw MEG tweet yesterday that of the top 5 warmest first half of May periods (which 2018 is now a part of), two of the remaining summer periods went on to be well below normal, and 3 were above. Euro summer forecast is just about normal for most with rain picking up soon.


Early winter peek at ENSO looks like weak El Nińo which usually means an early Fall- being it.
Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: harlequin on May 15, 2018, 10:32:03 AM
I searched for weather data for the year 1980 for Nashville but could not find anything. I wonder how the months averaged that year.

For what it's worth, OHX data dissents from your memories. The longest streak of days >100 degrees Fahrenheit occured in the last week of June in 1952.

2007 holds the record as the hottest summer in Nashville, with a 34-day streak of maximum temperature above 90 degrees from late July all the way into August.

https://www.weather.gov/ohx/otherrecords

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This was a nasty, nasty summer

Here's a good summary from Jackson. July 1980 and August 2007 were the hottest months on record.
https://www.weather.gov/meg/monthlytop10_mkl

Well, OHX may not be the best climate site to use for the effects of 1980. Memphis had 15 days straight over 100, compared to Nashville's 1952 record of 8. I'm sure 1980 was awful across all of TN, but the worst was centered a little west towards the Southern Plains and Midwest.

August 2007 was terrible as well.
Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: BRUCE on May 15, 2018, 11:01:00 AM
Well, OHX may not be the best climate site to use for the effects of 1980. Memphis had 15 days straight over 100, compared to Nashville's 1952 record of 8. I'm sure 1980 was awful across all of TN, but the worst was centered a little west towards the Southern Plains and Midwest.

August 2007 was terrible as well.
we. Are well overdue for a extremely hot summer...
Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: Dyersburg Weather on May 15, 2018, 11:07:47 AM
If you go by humidity and Heat Index, 2016 was rough in West Tn. Many many days 110 to 120.
Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: CT_Yankee on May 15, 2018, 11:13:08 AM
I'm fine with normal.  It seems like most summers have been above normal with a few exceptions since I've lived here.

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Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: harlequin on May 15, 2018, 12:50:10 PM
If you go by humidity and Heat Index, 2016 was rough in West Tn. Many many days 110 to 120.

Absolutely. It was also crazy how many days the DPs really pooled in NW TN especially.

2016, 2012, and 2007 are the most memorable hot summers of my life thus far. Also recall August/September 2000 as being no fun.
Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: schneitzeit on May 15, 2018, 02:30:30 PM
we. Are well overdue for a extremely hot summer...

I kinda disagree with that. With the exception of 2013 and 2014, this past decade has been pretty dang hot from May to September. Check out the summary from Memphis:

https://www.weather.gov/meg/monthlytop10_mem



Post Merge: May 15, 2018, 02:35:25 PM
Well, OHX may not be the best climate site to use for the effects of 1980. Memphis had 15 days straight over 100, compared to Nashville's 1952 record of 8. I'm sure 1980 was awful across all of TN, but the worst was centered a little west towards the Southern Plains and Midwest.

August 2007 was terrible as well.

I researched the 1980 heat wave, and you are right: it was historic for Texas, the Plains, and the Midwest. Middle and East Tennessee were less affected under the setup from the jet stream, so I should have looked at data from Memphis, Jackson, and Dyersburg instead of Nashville.

In terms of the whole of Tennessee being affected by exceptional drought and heat, however, we should look no further than 2007 and 2012. Those summers were devastating for our state's agricultural output.

Found a video dated August 1980 from a Dallas meteorologist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4PRqYHbS5M
Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: Curt on May 18, 2018, 11:36:37 AM
Long range GFS so gain of salt- but what a cool down in about 10 days.
Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: mamMATTus on May 18, 2018, 12:26:29 PM
Long range GFS so gain of salt- but what a cool down in about 10 days.

Please say no rain is included in that.
Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: Skillsweather on May 18, 2018, 12:54:03 PM
So far my house has been missed by all the rain all week. But where i work on wednesday we got like a long 30-45min downpour.

So much for rain this week.. I dont see how we dont have no forms of drought on the map still. Ponds here are dropping already and with this heat the top soil has to be at least in the d0 stage surely..
Well finally got a rain although i think i need more lol
Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: Curt on May 20, 2018, 01:25:09 PM
This early summer air mass looks to get completely scoured out next weekend by a cool Canadian air mass. Humidity should drop along with dew points allowing low temps back into the 40’s.
Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: Skillsweather on May 20, 2018, 01:37:22 PM
This early summer air mass looks to get completely scoured out next weekend by a cool Canadian air mass. Humidity should drop along with dew points allowing low temps back into the 40’s.
Sounds good to me!
Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: Vols1 on May 20, 2018, 02:00:59 PM
Everyone is advertising a tropical low in the southeast next weekend with storms and hi humidity from what I’ve seen
Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: Curt on May 20, 2018, 03:50:16 PM
Everyone is advertising a tropical low in the southeast next weekend with storms and hi humidity from what I’ve seen

Actually should have clarified- it’s next Monday. We see if it can lower temps that much. Looks like a decrease in humidity is on the way with some kind of pattern change.
Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: mempho on May 21, 2018, 12:37:25 PM
be carefull for what u wishing for....lol

Post Merge: May 15, 2018, 06:07:42 AM
heat just hasn’t never really bothered me... no matter how hot or humid it gets....

Do you have to spend any extended time outside during the summer months?

Post Merge: May 21, 2018, 12:39:58 PM
Summer cancel love the title! I ran yesterday about 5pm, and honestly- I’m not acclimated yet. It was rough. Like any climate, we all acclimate at some point and degree- so even with the “lower dewpoints”- it will feel rough for a few more days.

Saw MEG tweet yesterday that of the top 5 warmest first half of May periods (which 2018 is now a part of), two of the remaining summer periods went on to be well below normal, and 3 were above. Euro summer forecast is just about normal for most with rain picking up soon.


Early winter peek at ENSO looks like weak El Nińo which usually means an early Fall- being it.

I'm all for it if we can "waste" the heat early!!!!  Good to know about the seasonal forecasts, at least!

Post Merge: May 21, 2018, 12:41:09 PM
we. Are well overdue for a extremely hot summer...

Huh?  2016 wasn't recent enough?
Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: BRUCE on May 21, 2018, 12:46:29 PM
Do you have to spend any extended time outside during the summer months?

Post Merge: May 21, 2018, 12:39:58 PM
I'm all for it if we can "waste" the heat early!!!!  Good to know about the seasonal forecasts, at least!

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Huh?  2016 wasn't recent enough?
2016 was humid .... talking bout dry heat... type.  Yeah my job is outside ....
Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: Curt on May 22, 2018, 06:17:59 AM
And the tropical system looks to mess up the Canadian air mass oh well. Back to tropical and rainy I guess is better than mid 90’s.
Title: Re: Summer (Cancel) 2018
Post by: BRUCE on May 22, 2018, 07:19:38 AM
And the tropical system looks to mess up the Canadian air mass oh well. Back to tropical and rainy I guess is better than mid 90’s.
sure the 90s aren’t to far behind for this summer ... three sure things to happen In life.... death ... taxes.... and 90s during summer in the midsouth....