Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Humidity Levels Will Drop Again

Cooler, less humid air will return to the area during Thursday.  Thursday night and Friday will be fairly comfortable -- similar to how Monday was this week.

Temps and humidity levels should creep back up a little early next week -- which is the first full week of August.

Evening storms

5:45 pm update -- severe storms are moving out.   Reports of trees down have come in from southern Michigan and the greater Toledo area.  Things will quiet down the rest of the evening.  We will dry out overnight, and stay dry Thursday and Friday,

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A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued until 8 pm for much of the area.  Some lines of storms will track through the area, and some may produce high wind gusts. Storms will not hit everywhere.

With it being so muggy again, storms will unleash heavy downpours.  Storm threat diminishes later this evening, and should end after midnight.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Less humid

Humidity levels will gradually drop Sunday and stay at comfortable levels through Monday night.  Some heat and humidity will return by mid-week.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Saturday Storms

The threat for severe storms will last into Saturday night.  Storms should diminish by Sunday morning, leading to a much more tranquil and comfortable pattern Sunday into Monday.

Storms may produce high winds and large hail.  With the very high humidity, torrential downpours will occur with the storms.  It will be possible to pick up an inch of rain in less than half an hour.  Repeated storms could cause rain totals of a few inches.

Hot Hot Hot

The high at Toledo Express airport hit 96° today -- making it the hottest day of the year so far.  The total of 90-degree days for July is now 11, and the total for the year is 15.

Heat and humidity will last through Saturday, so we should add one more 90° day onto the above totals.  Cooler weather will settle in for early next week, but some 90° weather is possible later in the week.

Friday, July 16, 2010

90° Days Adding Up

By late next week, we could have July's count of 90° days breaking 10.  Here's a comparison on how the past few years turned out. 

Last year, while it was humid, we didn't have many 90° days.  Quite a contrast to just two years before in 2007.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tracking The Heat Index

The heat index is how a combination of temperature and humidity really feels to your body (aka apparent temperature or the "feels like" temperature).

On our main weather page, under the 7-day, you will find current conditions for some cities in the area.  Plotted next to the temperature is the "feels like" heat index temperature.

Here is a link to the National Weather Service's heat index chart.  You can find the heat index by using temperature and either dew point or relative humidity.  It is better to use dew point, since as the temperature changes, the relative humidity changes a bit over just a few hours.

After we reached dew points in the 70-75 range Thursday, they should drop to near 60 by late Friday, but will return into the low and mid 60s over the weekend.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

More 90s This Week

Highs for mid-week will touch or surpass 90°.  Normal high is 83° for this point of the month.

July has recorded 5 days in the 90s so far.  June had 3 days with 90°+ and May had 1.  The total is currently at 9 days of 90°+.  The year's hottest temp is 95°, set on July 7th.