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HEAT WAVE 6 now underway....probably will last 5 days

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[quote name='Ian' timestamp='1311697940' post='836489']
GFS MOS 89 now at DCA tomorrow. That would be sad. :(
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considering the thermometer at DCA, you've got nothing to worry about

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[quote name='BethesdaWX' timestamp='1311709652' post='837022']
The lack of any rain yesterday is taking its toll, 95.3 in the shade right now, DP is 59 degrees, so doesn't feel that bad.
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Agree that it doesn't feel as humid, but damn is it still hot.

95 at DCA

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[quote name='astarck' timestamp='1311710562' post='837079']
It's no 2010, but we're racking up quite a few 90s this year.
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Time to haul out this chart again. No 2010, but holding its own against the rest of the top 8 years.

[attachment=34053:90 chart.jpg]

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ahh the chart. i ran for y-day, we were 10 behind 2010 but up in the pack for sure.

time to start guessing what the monthly avg will be... ;)

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[quote name='Ian' timestamp='1311711489' post='837128']
ahh the chart. i ran for y-day, we were 10 behind 2010 but up in the pack for sure.

time to start guessing what the monthly avg will be... ;)
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GFS MOS leaves us at #1: 83.7°

Pretty much a lock for hottest July on record.

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It got to 95 at DCA? Feck's sake...why won't it just cool off a bit?

That said, I was wearing jeans when I went to Dulles today. Didn't feel too terrible.

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Battle for the ages today. High starting point and advantageous DCA location vs cold air advection.

GFS MAV says yes
GFS MEX says yes
GFS raw says no
NAM MET says no
NAM raw says no

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[quote name='MN Transplant' timestamp='1311767246' post='838791']
Battle for the ages today. High starting point and advantageous DCA location vs cold air advection.

GFS MAV says yes
GFS MEX says yes
GFS raw says no
NAM MET says no
NAM raw says no
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Just for those of us keeping score, all 3 airports have been 90+ since July 18th, right? Also, I can't find the thread where "heat wave" was defined, but was it that all three airports had to be 90 or above for three consecutive days, or any airport for three consecutive days, or something completely different? :unsure:

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[quote name='nw baltimore wx' timestamp='1311769305' post='838821']
Just for those of us keeping score, all 3 airports have been 90+ since July 18th, right? Also, I can't find the thread where "heat wave" was defined, but was it that all three airports had to be 90 or above for three consecutive days, or any airport for three consecutive days, or something completely different? :unsure:
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"Heat Wave" is just for one site, and it is 90+ for three days. It is a lame definition in the heart of summer, but that's what we have.

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[quote name='MN Transplant' timestamp='1311769633' post='838832']
"Heat Wave" is just for one site, and it is 90+ for three days. It is a lame definition in the heart of summer, but that's what we have.
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We've had 93+ highs at DCA since the 18th if that makes you feel any better :weight_lift:

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[quote name='Ellinwood' timestamp='1311772871' post='838912']
We've had 93+ highs at DCA since the 18th if that makes you feel any better :weight_lift:
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No doubt that this is a significant heat wave. We actually haven't had any "cheapies" this year.

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[quote name='nw baltimore wx' timestamp='1311769305' post='838821']
Just for those of us keeping score, all 3 airports have been 90+ since July 18th, right? Also, I can't find the thread where "heat wave" was defined, but was it that all three airports had to be 90 or above for three consecutive days, or any airport for three consecutive days, or something completely different? :unsure:
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Dulles didn't make it Monday I think.

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[quote name='zwyts' timestamp='1311777276' post='839122']
it will be close today...good luck DCA....you can do it!
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No worries... we got this.

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[quote name='Ellinwood' timestamp='1311777698' post='839140']
No worries... we got this.
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If we can't get 4 degrees under full sun after 11 a in July we truly suck.

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