Sunday, July 10, 2011

Severe Weather & Heat

It's been a while since we chatted about the weather.  Other than the storms which rolled through Saturday of July 2nd weekend, it has been pretty boring weather. It has been hot and for some parts of the country, it has been record setting. Locally though it has been just +2 to +4 degrees above normal since June 1.

More heat is on the way for Monday & Tuesday.  While the actual temperature will just be in the low 90s, heat indexes will be in the 100s approaching 110.  Take it easy if outdoors.  Below are the Monday and Tuesday heat indexes.  Quite a large area is oppressive heat.

Heat isn't the only thing happening this week.  Monday & Tuesday will feature scattered thunderstorms.  Some will reach severe limits as there is ample instability available.  CAPE values, a measure of instability, are quite high for both days.  I will be watching anything that forms tomorrow.  The SPC has already placed us in a slight risk for both days.

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