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Tim from Springfield (IL)

May 2018 General Discussion

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1 hour ago, Hoosier said:

85 at ORD.  Even some isolated upper 80s around the area.  No doubt Chicagowx is cranking that A/C.  :sun:

Lol, nah. Manageable dews and breezy conditions made for a nice day. Long overdue. :D

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1 hour ago, Chicago WX said:

Lol, nah. Manageable dews and breezy conditions made for a nice day. Long overdue. :D

I put the air on in my car.  

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1 hour ago, Hoosier said:

CFS has generally been suggesting a warmer than average May

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Pretty typical coming off record cold April’s. Although 1983 featured a colder than normal may. This summer will be interesting. 

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82F yesterday at YYZ. Quite the surprise since we went through all of April without a single 70F day, lol. 

Another stellar day today. Only got down to 64F last night, felt like a summer night. 

 

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85 at ORD.  The earliest back to back 85+ days since March 20-21, 2012.  

2013 almost did it with 85 on 4/30 and 84 on 5/1. 

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2 hours ago, Hoosier said:

85 at ORD.  The earliest back to back 85+ days since March 20-21, 2012.  

2013 almost did it with 85 on 4/30 and 84 on 5/1. 

Ironically same time period and after a cold early spring

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Last night's storms all missed north and west.  Tonight's storms are mostly going to miss south.  The lack of rain is allowing me to get the garden planted, but boy we sure do need a good soaking.  Models have had us in the 2+" bullseye for days, but it's not working out.

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2 minutes ago, hawkeye_wx said:

Last night's storms all missed north and west.  Tonight's storms are mostly going to miss south.  The lack of rain is allowing me to get the garden planted, but boy we sure do need a good soaking.  Models have had us in the 2+" bullseye for days, but it's not working out.

Some of the guidance shows a nice comma head moving up through Iowa later tonight.  Could get dumped on tomorrow night too if some of the guidance is to be believed.

Picked up 0.28" here so far.  Nice to hear thunder again after what's been many months.

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4 minutes ago, cyclone77 said:

Impressed to see dews in the 66-68 range south of the boundary from parts of Chicago back into eastern/southeast Iowa.

Looks like the rain gave a little upward bump to the dews.  Like they were low/mid 60s, then some places went to 66-68 right after it started raining.

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2 hours ago, Hoosier said:

Looks like the rain gave a little upward bump to the dews.  Like they were low/mid 60s, then some places went to 66-68 right after it started raining.

Yeah, dews jumped a good 7 degrees after the first cell moved through. Everything seemed to instantly green up too

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Radar shows that SE Michigan near Monroe has gotten 1.0" to 1.6" of rain today. I'd love to be there to see the lightning and thunder! KCLE radar shows 2-3" of rain has fallen on the Canadian side of Lake Erie.

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 Drove home south from Pontiac last night and it was an amazing view from the top of the Ambassador bridge.  Non stop action for over an hour.

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11 hours ago, CoalCityWxMan said:

Yeah, dews jumped a good 7 degrees after the first cell moved through. Everything seemed to instantly green up too

You aren’t kidding about the green up. I parked my squad car and went inside to write a couple reports. It stormed while I was inside and I come back out to see the trees went into bud out overdrive. Crazy green up for such a short 2-3 hour timeframe 

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Had our first real thunderstorm of the year last night. A bolt of lightning must have struck VERY near my house as I was abruptly awakened around 3am by the loudest crack of thunder I have ever heard. Literally lurched me out of sleep.

Fun way to start storm season! 

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RECORD EVENT REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
0427 PM EDT THU MAY 03 2018

...RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM RAINFALL SET AT FORT WAYNE...

 A RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.16 INCH(ES) WAS SET AT FORT WAYNE TODAY. 
THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 0.77 SET IN 1997. 

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE THIS EVENING.

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Been an up and down day with temps. Around 70 in the morning before the lake boundary moved through and dropped temps into the 50s.  Now it has warmed back up to around 70.

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