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July 2018 General Discussion

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There may be a fujiwhara dance with the low overhead and the one riding up the coast, making for an unusually dreary mid-July weekend.

 

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90 ORD and 89 MDW today.

It ended up getting warmer than pretty much any guidance showed.

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3 hours ago, Chicago Storm said:

90 ORD and 89 MDW today.

It ended up getting warmer than pretty much any guidance showed.

Same here, 90 at DTW.

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14 minutes ago, WestMichigan said:

1.5"+ in SW MI over the last week with places over 4" and we go into D0.  Interesting.

Yeah that is surprising.  It's not like it fell after the Tuesday cutoff.

Here's the text for Michigan:

In Michigan, topsoil was rated at 68 percent short to very short and subsoil conditions were 72 percent short to very short. Local reports indicated that soybeans in parts of Michigan were less than 2 feet high and the leaves were flipped and showing their undersides. USDA reported that soybean conditions were 20 percent poor to very poor across the entire state. 

 

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10 hours ago, Hoosier said:

Most of lower MI is in D0-D1 now.

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Last weekend we were treated to nice cool highs in the low 70s due to overcast conditions but the rain was light. Today a brief but good storm blew through here, complete with hail, but only dropped 0.20". This brings the July total imby to only 0.88"! That is very dry for any month but especially summer. DTW fared a little better, picking up 0.36" with the storm for 1.26" on the month.

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Will Toledo, Detroit, or Fort Wayne bust out of the recent dry spell with upcoming rains in the next 3 days? The NAM and GFS have a reasonable amount of QPF, in the range of 1- 1.5" near Toledo and Fort Wayne, and both have at least some for Detroit. I wonder if the rain amounts will be disappointing. If Toledo gets zero, it will have the #1 driest July.

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10 minutes ago, Stebo said:

There is a strange clear liquid falling from the sky right now, I am deeply concerned :lol:

Flash Flood Watch posted for overnight for a lot of SE Mi. 

Mentioned 3-5” in most persistent bands!

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Just now, RobertSul said:

Flash Flood Watch posted for overnight for a lot of SE Mi. 

Mentioned 3-5” in most persistent bands!

Yep, already received .40 here in 20 minutes with the band that just passed through DTW.

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One of the nicest five day stretches you could possibly expect to cap off July here!  Almost universally in the 70s during the day with dewpoints generally in the 50s and low 60s, partly cloudy skies as well as a nice breeze.

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 Toledo Airport got 0.81" in the rain gauge today, so it won't get top-5 driest July. According to this radar image, only 0.10" - 0.30" has fallen near the airport, so that's weird. Otherwise, this image shows lots more rain of 1.0" - 2.0" happened near downtown Toledo and northward towards Detroit.  KTDZ, near Walbridge, had 0.97" of rain up to 03z (almost midnight). Note: 2.0" might be an overestimation by radar, though. It will be interesting to check CoCoRAHS.

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2.96" fell before the clock flipped over to August, taking DTW from top 20 driest Julys on record to .87 above normal for the month... Oh weather

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Sort of interesting spread between ORD and RFD.  Both the high and low were warmer than average at ORD, but both the high and low were cooler than average at RFD.

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
734 AM CDT WED AUG 1 2018

...A Look Back at the Climate for the Month of July 2018 for Chicago
and Rockford...

At Chicago, the average high temperature was 85.1 degrees, which is
1.0 degree above normal. The average low temperature was 67.4
degrees, which is 3.5 degrees above normal. The average temperature
for the month was 76.3 degrees which is 2.3 degrees above normal.
During the month of July, 1.14 inches of precipitation were
recorded, which is 2.56 inches below normal.

No records were set for Chicago for the month of July 2018.

One Top Ten Monthly Records:
**7th driest July on record since 1871 with 1.14 inches.


At Rockford, the average high temperature was 83.5 degrees, which is
1.0 degree below normal. The average low temperature was 62.1
degrees, which is 0.9 degrees below normal. The average temperature
for the month was 72.8 degrees, which is 1.0 degree below normal.
During the month of July, 2.38 inches of precipitation were
recorded, which is 1.57 inches below normal.

There were no records for Rockford for the month of July 2018.

No Top Ten Monthly Records.

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As mentioned above in the stats from LOT... July 2018 was the 7th driest July on record for Chicago, with 1.11" of precip.

Driest Julys On Record:
1. 0.22" - 1936
2. 0.42" - 1934
3. 0.58" - 1874
4. 0.60" - 1894
5. 1.05" - 1887
6. 1.10" - 1941
7. 1.11" - 2018
8. 1.29" - 1940
9. 1.32" - 1991
10. 1.33" - 1945

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2 hours ago, beavis1729 said:

^ That's some insane UHI at ORD.  What could be causing that - the recent change in location of the ob site?

The OBS site was moved this year...There is also construction in the vicinity, with the further development of Route 390 and the early development of I-490.

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