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July 2021 General Discussion


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On 7/20/2021 at 6:46 PM, A-L-E-K said:

Naso keen on our new summer doldrums smoke watching season 

Gonna be a LOT more of that this year and in the future. While the stuff out west is going first, as the Manitoba fires show, those jack pine forests can go up in smoke too.

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I woke up to a thunderstorm early this morning that wasn't forecast or indicated as a possibility from TWN. Their accuracy is so terrible now that the hourly had me with partly sunny skies with shower potential til 10am :yikes:. Good thunder and some lightning that made it the 2nd most substantial storm of 2021. Strong multi-cluster waves kept coming onshore then weakening rapidly before it got here which meant meager rain.

Exactly as desired, the precip moved out rapidly and 6 hours ahead of schedule the sun has come out :). The day is salvaged.

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3 hours ago, Spartman said:

Only made it to 87. NWS now caved with TWC and dropped any mentions of 90 on their forecast. Heat wave cancel. No more 90s for the month. I will still only have a total of 7 90-degree days heading into August.

Detroit is only at 6 days on the year, and most of them just touching 90.

90, 90, 90, 91, 92, 90

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We had some pretty vigorous storms on the eve of the 26th. Hail up to 3" was reported and power was out for about 4 hours. Winds only hit in the 50 mph range, but it was the most dangerous weather of the summer so far in my area. 

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Haven't been around in a while. Lost my youngest son, Daniel(26) back on the 16th. Very trying time for me and my family. Starting to get back to a little bit of normalcy. 

That being said, looks like more storms moving through today. Already some svr weather west of me this morning.

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Today marks the end of the heatwave that failed to match its potential.  Local mets and the nws all forecasted 90+ for several days in a row, with mid 90s early this week and possibly upper 90s today.  Instead, Cedar Rapids (officially) only hit 90º twice during the warm stretch, 92º last Saturday and only 90º today (of course, it was probably a couple degrees higher here in the city).  Today was the only real humid day as the dewpoint hit 78º.  Most days the dew has been in the 60s.

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Just now, hawkeye_wx said:

Today marks the end of the heatwave that wasn't.  Local mets and the nws all forecasted 90+ for several days in a row, with mid 90s early this week and possibly upper 90s today.  Instead, Cedar Rapids only hit 90º twice during the warm stretch, 92º last Saturday and only 90º today.  Today was the only real humid day as the dewpoint hit 78º.  Most days the dew has been in the 60s.

Wildfire smoke likely reason why temp was below forecast.

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6 hours ago, hawkeye_wx said:

Today marks the end of the heatwave that failed to match its potential.  Local mets and the nws all forecasted 90+ for several days in a row, with mid 90s early this week and possibly upper 90s today.  Instead, Cedar Rapids (officially) only hit 90º twice during the warm stretch, 92º last Saturday and only 90º today (of course, it was probably a couple degrees higher here in the city).  Today was the only real humid day as the dewpoint hit 78º.  Most days the dew has been in the 60s.

Not one 90 during this wasted hot stretch. The heat wave was too overhyped. The hype seemed reminiscent of when a significant snowstorm is forecast during the Winter to only result to a dusting up to a couple of inches of snow. Definite trainwreck. 

 

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23 minutes ago, hawkeye_wx said:

I can guarantee that Cyclone was not expecting to get 2" of rain this morning.  The west end of the storms remained pretty robust and dropped south from LaCrosse to Dubuque to the QC.

Yeah I'm quite pleased to say the least.  Nearly continuous thunder the past few hours.  Point only had a 20% chance of rain lol.  Up to 1.76" and still raining.

EDIT:  1.92" now

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22 hours ago, Brian D said:

Haven't been around in a while. Lost my youngest son, Daniel(26) back on the 16th. Very trying time for me and my family. Starting to get back to a little bit of normalcy. 

That being said, looks like more storms moving through today. Already some svr weather west of me this morning.

Damn, sorry to hear about the loss of your son. As a father, it's hard to imagine having to endure something like that so I hope you and your family can find some peace through all of it. 

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Thanks for the kind words everyone. It has been tough beyond words.

Today's skies are very heavily smoked out. You can smell it even. The 26th and 28th brought much needed rain, but still well behind overall.

Smoky skies july 29.jpg

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On 7/28/2021 at 1:19 PM, Brian D said:

Haven't been around in a while. Lost my youngest son, Daniel(26) back on the 16th. Very trying time for me and my family. Starting to get back to a little bit of normalcy. 

That being said, looks like more storms moving through today. Already some svr weather west of me this morning.

Sorry for your loss of your son. :(

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