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Offline Curt

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Re: August 2020
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2020, 12:32:10 PM »
Memphis will almost certainly break the record hi min...which is 83. Donít see the sun come into out in time. Many of the August record hi minimums were set in the last 10 years. Astounding.

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Re: August 2020
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2020, 01:41:18 PM »
Memphis will almost certainly break the record hi min...which is 83. Donít see the sun come into out in time. Many of the August record hi minimums were set in the last 10 years. Astounding.

I'm inclined to believe that is evident of climate change in our region. Summers do appear to be getting cooler and wetter, on average (though 2012 and 2016 were major exceptions, with June 2012 breaking record highs from 1936).

Meteorological autumn in Tennessee has warmed significantly. There is no question about that. The average high in September for Nashville used to be about 80 in the late 20th century, but I would not at all be surprised if the average September high for BNA is 85 when the 1991-2020 normals are eventually compiled. I acknowledge some of that is from Nashville's urban growth and the resultant UHI effect, but still, there is no question our Septembers have become very, very warm compared with those of the mid 20th century. October, too, has become much warmer.

I think our climate is also getting wetter, and this may be reflected in the 1991-2020 data compared with the 1981-2010 normals.
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Re: August 2020
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2020, 02:20:58 PM »
Gusty winds, intermittent clouds swirling around a low pressure center near the Ohio River, and instability showers Ö a perfect March weather setup on August 1st.  Why not, it is 2020 after all. ::shrug::
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Re: August 2020
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2020, 04:22:55 PM »
Gusty winds, intermittent clouds swirling around a low pressure center near the Ohio River, and instability showers Ö a perfect March weather setup on August 1st.  Why not, it is 2020 after all. ::shrug::
I was thinking same thing.  Been out mowing and trimming bushes in between nice showers.  Feels wonderful out.  I was thinking what month are we in. Iím mowing 2 times a week.  It seems weird to say that and to also say here we are water logged.  Would help to have so dry days.  This year is full of surprises.

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Re: August 2020
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2020, 04:37:39 PM »
Some areas in Southern Illinois look like they won't get out of the 60s today. 

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Re: August 2020
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2020, 05:18:22 PM »
This is the most bizarre mid summer's day I've ever seen at this latitude. This is, on average, what most of Germany is like during the summer. We're stuck in a swirl of cool air originating in the Great Lakes region. It's 73 F here, but just over 100 miles SE in Chattanooga it's 88 F.

Speaking of Germany, Western Europe is expected to torch later in the week. Paris is looking at 101 degrees F high temperatures next Saturday. Madrid is going to hit the mid 100s. London may reach the upper 90s and The Ruhr may reach 100.  ::blowtorch:: ::blowtorch:: ::blowtorch::
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Re: August 2020
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2020, 05:23:46 PM »
Check out the heat wave in Spain this coming weekend:

https://www.theweather.com/spain.htm?d=saturday
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Re: August 2020
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2020, 05:37:04 PM »
This is the most bizarre mid summer's day I've ever seen at this latitude. This is, on average, what most of Germany is like during the summer. We're stuck in a swirl of cool air originating in the Great Lakes region. It's 73 F here, but just over 100 miles SE in Chattanooga it's 88 F.

Speaking of Germany, Western Europe is expected to torch later in the week. Paris is looking at 101 degrees F high temperatures next Saturday. Madrid is going to hit the mid 100s. London may reach the upper 90s and The Ruhr may reach 100.  ::blowtorch:: ::blowtorch:: ::blowtorch::
Itís been weird here too. Very windy. Almost like a March day, but dry and warm. 
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Re: August 2020
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2020, 07:38:23 PM »
One of the best rainbows Iíve seen ever.

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Re: August 2020
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2020, 08:05:42 AM »
It's a perfect late September morning. Cool air, a nice breeze, low humidity...we had our breakfast on the sun porch with all the windows opened up and the fresh air has the house feeling the best it has in weeks. Enjoy the morning everyone!

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Re: August 2020
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2020, 07:49:24 AM »
The rain is tantalizingly close today, but looks like it will miss just to the east. The HWY 411 corridor is going to get plastered though. Isaias is interacting with the stalled frontal boundary over the mountains.
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Re: August 2020
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2020, 10:53:05 AM »
Last night was gorgeous. Never thought Td 65 would feel so good; but, it does after two weeks of ludicrous humidity. Agree with Curt it's nice out now. Should last much of the week.

Yes Schneitzeit, this summer has been a classic climate change signal. Lines up with numerical models and human forecasts, hot Pac NW and Canada, less of a signal Tennessee and Ohio Valleys. Regrettably that fuels skepticism locally.

Serious question since I'm new: Are we allowed to talk Climate Change on the regular forecasts threads? Typically I might mention it as forecast reasoning; but, I do not debate causes unless I'm in a Climate thread.

Finally after this week looks like a little more like July for a couple weeks, where the North heat ridge oozes into the South. I can deal if the trade-off is a nice Sept. Not holding my breath through, lol!
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Re: August 2020
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2020, 10:48:15 PM »
Serious question since I'm new: Are we allowed to talk Climate Change on the regular forecasts threads? Typically I might mention it as forecast reasoning; but, I do not debate causes unless I'm in a Climate thread.

Within reason as long as it doesnít send a thread off topic on a rabbit trail, itís fine. Otherwise, as with any change of subject, it may warrant going to a separate thread. We donít have a heavy handed policy about that here like some places. It hasnít historically been a huge hot button issue here like other places. Knock on wood.

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Re: August 2020
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2020, 11:10:05 PM »
Last night was gorgeous. Never thought Td 65 would feel so good; but, it does after two weeks of ludicrous humidity. Agree with Curt it's nice out now. Should last much of the week.

Yes Schneitzeit, this summer has been a classic climate change signal. Lines up with numerical models and human forecasts, hot Pac NW and Canada, less of a signal Tennessee and Ohio Valleys. Regrettably that fuels skepticism locally.

Serious question since I'm new: Are we allowed to talk Climate Change on the regular forecasts threads? Typically I might mention it as forecast reasoning; but, I do not debate causes unless I'm in a Climate thread.

Finally after this week looks like a little more like July for a couple weeks, where the North heat ridge oozes into the South. I can deal if the trade-off is a nice Sept. Not holding my breath through, lol!

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Re: August 2020
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2020, 11:39:51 PM »
Easy, tiger.

 

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