« Warming Again |
| A New Week... A New Chance... »
Hot but NOT Humid
After our great break in the heat, we our once again seeing highs back to the mid 90s. However, there is a difference this time around. Our heat 10 days ago was accompanied by dew points in the 70s. (The dew point is the temperature at which the air must cool to reach 100% humidity. So, if the dew point is 75 it must cool only to 75 to reach 100% humidity. The air is moist. If the dew point is 55, the temperature must cool to 55 to reach 100% humidity. The air is not that full of mositure.) That being said, today, Sunday & maybe even Monday highs will be around 95, but the dew point will be 58-62. This means the relative humidity is 30-40%. It does not feel as bad as it could. Now by Tuesday, the humidity may go up, making it feel rather oppressive.
There is good news. We are seeing strong indications of a nice cold front by Thursday. This may bring us another drink of water along with a big cool down. A trough extending south from Hudson's Bay to Kansas City will help bring the front through. See the forecasted upper level chart for next Thursday below. We feel pretty confident in this solution as many of our long range models are showing this potential.
Posted by at July 30, 2005 3:50 PM
Do you at this time know if there is any chane for severe weather from the front that you mentioned?
It does not look like a major severe weather outbreak situation... but we could see a few stronger storms. We'll have to wait till we get closer to see how things set up.
Posted by: John Moon III at July 31, 2005 3:06 PM