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I was unaware how dry areas of central Illinois were until I cruised downstate to visit my parents today. The Decatur to Springfield line could certainly use a soaker. 

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9 minutes ago, SchaumburgStormer said:

I was unaware how dry areas of central Illinois were until I cruised downstate to visit my parents today. The Decatur to Springfield line could certainly use a soaker. 

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Topped out at 92 here today. 

Going to be exceptionally dry here this month, unless we can manage to get an MCS or something to move through central IA in the near future. Currently Ames is at 0.02" for the month, and only 1.06" since June 15th. DSM is doing slightly better just because they managed a couple popup storms over the last few weeks, but for the most part I would expect a pretty widespread drought across the state

 

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18 hours ago, Hoosier said:

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Thank goodness this is not a winter map! When driving north on Friday it was noticeable how much more lush and green everything was once north of the Detroit metro area. We have gotten much needed rain since Friday however. Got 1.27" at DTW and 1.00" imby Fri and today DTW had 0.50" and though I havent measured it poured quite a bit.

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This morning was another day when a morning MCS provided some rain for Toledo, with 0.95" and 1.20" reported in the last 24 hours at Toledo airports. When I lived there, many times when MCSs would die and give Toledo/SE Michigan relatively boring gray weather in the morning hours, sometimes with no lightning.

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91/73 at Des Moines today with a heat index of 100 today. 

 

Only 86 for a high here but a dew point of 75. I'm not the biggest fan 

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43 minutes ago, AppsRunner said:

Only 86 for a high here but a dew point of 75. I'm not the biggest fan 

Same here at DAY, though I believed temps overachieved a bit here today.

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Highest dews of the season so far this evening when we hit 78 for awhile.  Felt awfully sultry out there.  Especially with the light winds.  Saw quite a few nice updrafts go up in the distance at varying times this afternoon/eve, but all avoided this area.

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1 hour ago, cyclone77 said:

MLI 89'd today lol.  4th of the month, 6th of the season.

It'll be fun to see what kind of temps the HRRRx spits out for Wednesday.  102-105?

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Out camping at White Pines State Park in Oregon, IL through Thursday.

Hopefully will cash in on some decent storm activity while out here, usually do whenever I camp here each year.

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Currently 88/80 at BRL.

Looks to be the highest/one of the highest DP's around currently.

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Currently 88/80 at BRL.

Looks to be the highest/one of the highest DP's around currently.


Make that 88/81 at BRL.

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Well, here's the HRRRx for tomorrow. Showing some triple digit readings. Wonder if anyone will actually make it. St. Louis is usually as good a candidate as any.

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Lol @ the HRRRx depicting SE winds for lake county IL. Definitely has a severe lake breeze bias.

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Dews have reached 80 in Ames, Marshalltown, and Cedar Rapids, along the boundary where that lone storm has formed.  Here in town the school stations say upper 70s.

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1 hour ago, Hoosier said:

I see STL got to 101 today, which suggests that 100s are a lock tomorrow.

The airports in St. Louis metro were quite hot and somewhat dry. They had lower dew points around St. Louis. Otherwise it was mainly 92 with dew point around 70-76.

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I noticed there's a 10 degree spread in the record highs for today between the official records for Chicago and Midway Airport (97 at the official site of the University of Chicago in 1936, and 107 at Midway in 1936).  Got me thinking about how much hotter those 1930s heatwaves would look in the official records for Chicago had the official site been located farther away from the lake.

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Only topped at 82 thanks to the MCS which really punished IND while DAY received 0.18". Based on NWS and TWC (which originally fluctuated between 90 and 91 for tomorrow's forecast high), it's nearly definite that I'll get 89'd and/or only topping out in the upper 80s.

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1 hour ago, Spartman said:

Only topped at 82 thanks to the MCS which really punished IND while DAY received 0.18". Based on NWS and TWC (which originally fluctuated between 90 and 91 for tomorrow's forecast high), it's nearly definite that I'll get 89'd.

I hope you do :)

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