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#1751
usedtobe

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DCA now at 93... marks 10th day of 93+ in a row. Looks like we'll be able to extend that by another 4 days. (MOS showing 91 and 92 for tomorrow... they had 89 and 91 for today)


I suspect we'll be at least 93 tomorrow. MOS tends to under-do these kinds of situations.

#1752
wxmeddler

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BTW, you're famous now MN Transplant
http://www.washingto...cVJdI_blog.html


NASA Goddard Re-Tweeted it... and I just did the same! Your famous MN!

NASAGoddard NASA Goddard RT @capitalweather: Holy hot river! The Potomac water temp climbed to a record 95 degrees last week: http://wapo.st/qjprV2

#1753
Ian

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GFS looks like it would support 90+ thru most of the period.. perhaps not toward the end but who cares about a d14 forecast anyway

#1754
chris87

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GFS looks like it would support 90+ thru most of the period.. perhaps not toward the end but who cares about a d14 forecast anyway


what's the record for # of days in a row of +90F?

#1755
Ian

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what's the record for # of days in a row of +90F?

21 at DC, but we quickly jump toward the top after the next few. Though I don't have "second longest" by yr, which perhaps I should since a yr like 1988 had a 21 and an 18 (which would be second longest on its own).

#1756
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Thought this was an interesting reference from the LWX discussion:

IN AN INTERESTING SIDE NOTE - LAST SUMMER I DID A TEMP COMPARISON
OF 5 OF THE HOTTEST SUMMERS ON DC RECORDS - 1930..1936..1980..1988..
AND 2010 AND LOOKED AT THOSE SLIDES. IN THE 1ST 4 OF THOSE THERE
WAS A SIGNIFICANT COOL DOWN DURG MID AUG. THE XCPTN WAS LAST SUMMER
WHICH KEPT UP W/ THE >90 TEMPS THRU THE END OF AUG. 1930`S DC JUL
TEMPS ACTUALLY LOOK FAIRLY SIMILAR TO THIS MONTHS - THE AVG HIGH
WAS 91.6 (THIS MONTH 92.8) ALTHO THE AVG LOW HAS BEEN 5 DEGS
WARMER THIS MONTH. IN 1930 THE HIGH HEAT KEPT UP THRU 8/9...TOPPING
100 ON 5 MORE DAYS. BUT THEN TEMPS DROPPED DRAMATICALLY - AFTR A
HIGH OF 102 ON 8/9 THERE WAS A LOW OF 56 ON THE 12TH AND 55 ON THE
13TH. BOTH THE 8/9 HIGH AND 8/13 LOW RMN AS RECORDS FOR THE DAY.
THAT MUST`VE BEEN ONE HECK OF COLD FNT. NOW TO WAIT AND SEE IF
HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF.


Not sure there's any reason to expect such a cooldown - how do the major climo factors this year compare to 1930?

#1757
Ian

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There was a brief cooldown in Aug 1980, but it ended up warmer than 2010 going into Sept. I think generally it's hard to sustain neverending heat. I would suspect we get some sort of cooldown in Aug though I would not necessarily bet the house on it.

#1758
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There was a brief cooldown in Aug 1980, but it ended up warmer than 2010 going into Sept. I think generally it's hard to sustain neverending heat. I would suspect we get some sort of cooldown in Aug though I would not necessarily bet the house on it.


A cooldown from the hottest month on record? I think I would bet my house on it ;)

#1759
Ian

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A cooldown from the hottest month on record? I think I would bet my house on it ;)

well i guess i meant "cooldown" like "hey it feels cool out there today" or "cool august". usually at some pt in august we get a decent cold front that gives a few nice days at least.

#1760
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well i guess i meant "cooldown" like "hey it feels cool out there today" or "cool august". usually at some pt in august we get a decent cold front that gives a few nice days at least.


Let's hope we don't have a 1980 like year with the 90 plus temps into September.

#1761
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Let's hope we don't have a 1980 like year with the 90 plus temps into September.


Please no!! Thank you.

#1762
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21 at DC, but we quickly jump toward the top after the next few. Though I don't have "second longest" by yr, which perhaps I should since a yr like 1988 had a 21 and an 18 (which would be second longest on its own).

DCA's record would've been 25 straight days in 1995 if it wasn't for the lone 89 right in the middle of the stretch. Meanwhile, Richmond went on to set a record of 27 straight days that year.

With things looking as they do now, this current streak is looking to be in the top 3 longest streaks on record for RIC.




#1763
DCMetroWinston

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Are there any longrange dynamics on the horizon to deliver a cooler air regime to us, besides the encroaching fall season?

#1764
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another 95 today.. 17. that may tie us for last yr to date, can look later.

#1765
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Fun with the old board. Wife is late at work, so I logged into Eastern to reminisce about fun times (damn, we went through a lot of threads in the first 10 days of Feb '10). Of course, most people linked to images instead of uploading them. Was going through an early one, and Randy posts a map and just states "Cue the Jaws music". Right now that map just has a big 'ol 594 ridge in the center of the country. :lol:

#1766
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NE Balti-Zen, if for some chance you go outside today for lunch and are near the convention center... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take pics. Otakon is this weekend and I no longer drive downtown so I won't get to see the hilarious outfits.

#1767
wxmeddler

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592 dm this morning's sounding :sun:

#1768
Ellinwood

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DCA just took a huge jump this hour... currently at 94/70 after it was at 85/77 an hour ago. West wind kicked in.

DCA Heat index is 100, BWI HI is 101 (91/74).

#1769
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DCA just took a huge jump this hour... currently at 94/70 after it was at 85/77 an hour ago. West wind kicked in.

DCA Heat index is 100, BWI HI is 101 (91/74).


Heck of a jump. IAD added 8 degrees.

#1770
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DCA just took a huge jump this hour... currently at 94/70 after it was at 85/77 an hour ago. West wind kicked in.

DCA Heat index is 100, BWI HI is 101 (91/74).


West wind is where it's at if we're going to get to 100 or higher. My guess is yes.

#1771
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West wind is where it's at if we're going to get to 100 or higher. My guess is yes.

102 or bust (not like we have far to go!)

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NE Balti Zen

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NE Balti-Zen, if for some chance you go outside today for lunch and are near the convention center... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take pics. Otakon is this weekend and I no longer drive downtown so I won't get to see the hilarious outfits.


Just back from a work trip, and about drove into a building after seeing one of the attendees heading down that way. Had no idea it was back, and may have to head down there for the fun and people watching.

#1773
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DCA: 96
IAD: 95
BWI: 94

#1774
NE Balti Zen

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By the way, I was in SF for a conference mid-week. When the plane landed on Tuesday morning in SF, the pilot informed us it was 56 degrees. I just giggled. And then spent the rest of Tuesday walking around downtown as the temps soared into the low 60s...

#1775
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Just back from a work trip, and about drove into a building after seeing one of the attendees heading down that way. Had no idea it was back, and may have to head down there for the fun and people watching.


Ah, how I wish I worked closer to Pratt Street

#1776
wxmeddler

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By the way, I was in SF for a conference mid-week. When the plane landed on Tuesday morning in SF, the pilot informed us it was 56 degrees. I just giggled. And then spent the rest of Tuesday walking around downtown as the temps soared into the low 60s...


:angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

#1777
Sparky

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any statistics and logic aside last summer felt worse than this one.

#1778
Ian

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we've hit the yrly avg of 90+ for D.C. i guess we can stop now.

#1779
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any statistics and logic aside last summer felt worse than this one.


The summer as a whole was worse last year (18 vs 10 90+ days in June and coming off the warmest Spring on record), however this July has just been obscene.

#1780
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Point and click updated to 104 for mby, 103 for dca. :sun:

#1781
Ian

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Come on 103! I got shafted last time around.

#1782
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98/71 this ob? maybe 99/70?

#1783
MN Transplant

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99/69 at DCA!

#1784
Ian

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99/69

#1785
Ian

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where was that wind last week. :angry:




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