Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Quite a storm...

As I prepare for the opening of another school year, things are always a bit hectic getting ready for the return of teachers and faculty.  It has keep me from doing much writing about the weather. 

The main weather story has been the heat.  It has been a long time since we had this many days with temperatures over 90.  We are running a good 3 to 4 degrees above normal since May 1st.  It has been a good 10 years since we have seen a good hot summer like this one.

Today saw a pretty good storm system blow through this morning.  Unfortunately I was tied up at work and unable to follow it.  However this evening while showing some out of town relatives the city, I noticed several downed trees and lots of limbs and leaves everywhere.  One house locally in the Devon Woods area lot a complete tree and another was cutting up one that crashed into the house and knock off some gutter.

A lot of the home around Howard County lost power and I saw Duke still out doing repairs.  At 9:30, 450 customers are still shown without power.  Shelby County has about the same amount of customers.

This weekend could deliver some additional thunderstorms but it is too early to tell the impact they will have locally.  Sunday should begin the cool down.  Of course temps will still be in the 80's and don't think we are done with the hot temps.  They will a few more warm spells on the horizon.   Hopefully they won't be as bad as this stretch however.

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