The last few runs of Goofy suggest no clearcut threat of intense heat through the end of June fwiw. Whereas we still have a long way to go, this is at least gives me reason for optimism that we won't see any sig. heat by 6/30. If so, the much wetter than normal soils in Atlanta as well as nearby areas in the SE US would seemingly get some of the credit. KATL not exceeding 91 on two days when the highest 850 hit ~+20 C while skies were mostly sunny was good evidence of that. With much drier soils, those highs likely would have been 95+.
Since 1950, when the highest at KATL didn't exceed 91 by 6/30, the highest during 7/1+ never exceeded 96!
Well, here we are on 6/25 and KATL still hasn't exceeded the statistically crucial 91 (thanks to Tony's moles and well above avg. soil moisture). Why do I say 91 is sig.?
There has not been a single year since 1908 that KATL has exceeded 96 after June 30 when the highest through 6/30 was 91 or lower. That covers an impressive 16 years. Now, going back to 1879, only 2 of 26 years (8%)(1900 and 1907) without a 92+ by 6/30 had 97+ after 6/30. OTOH, 50 of 108 years (46%) with a 92+ by 6/30 had 97+ after 6/30.
About one in five years has no 92+ by 6/30 at KATL.
Looking at MeteoStar, today's12Z Goofy has 89, 90, and 93 for the next three days with max. 850's near +20 C. So, I'm requesting from Tony if the moles could be used one more time just to make sure it doesn't hit 92 at KATL. I think the odds are pretty good, especially considering that MeteoStar had 93's/similar +20 C highest 850 for both 6/12 and 6/13 with much less cloud cover and there has been a whopping 3.55" of rainfall at KATL since that 91 of 6/13! The highs those days were only 91. If the moles could handle 6/12 and 6/13, they should have no problem with 6/26-28. Tony, tell the moles that if they volunteer to provide their anti-92 services this one more period, they'll get the extra royal treatment at the beach.