What a run… now, relief!July 9th, 2012 at 7:10 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
We are finally DONE with the heat wave that plagued the Miami Valley for ELEVEN days straight… here is a recap of where we have been:
As expected, we broke records both Friday and Saturday with those 102-degree readings (previous record for both days was 100). Saturday was one of the hottest days in the region, some locations actually got above 102… here is a roundup of just how hot it was:
It was interesting, on the hourly observations page from the Dayton International Airport, at one point a temperature of 104-degrees was recorded. But the NWS in Wilmington threw that value out, suspecting excess heat from the Dayton Air Show. Either way, it was HOT, with heat index values as high as 110.
Now it’s feeling MUCH more comfortable out there, with cooler and less humid air moving in behind a cold front:
This morning, a few showers are showing up on Live Doppler 2x in the southern Miami Valley… closer to that frontal boundary. But this activity is very localized, and the showers will taper off as we head into the later morning hours. Dry conditions will persist much of this week, unfortunately, so drought conditions will likely worsen. The next chance of rain will come at the end of the week, and perhaps linger into the weekend. The way the models look now is hopeful, but it is still a long way out, and things could change. Let’s hope they don’t!