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#1 superjames1992

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 01:22 PM

I'm really surprised.  I've only had two days surpass the 90-degree mark IMBY this year.  PTI Airport (GSO's official weather station) has had several more 90-degree days, but I've managed to only record two in the cooler suburbs.  June 20th got up to 91 degrees and June 26th got up to 91 degrees.  I've had quite a few days in the upper 80s, but they all seemed to top out in the 87-89 range and didn't hit 90.

This is pretty strange because May and June were pretty warm months.  And we had above average temperatures.  We had temperatures in the upper 80s with oppressive humidity just about every day.  It just didn't want to hit that 90-degree mark for some reason.

And it looks like we'll remain with only two 90-degree days for the year for at least the foreseeable future as this cool-down looks to keep temperatures in the low to mid-80s.  Our average temperature is around 90 this time of year.

GSO has hit 90 degrees seven times this year...

June 2nd: 90
June 20th: 93
June 26th: 91
June 30th: 90
July 1st: 90
July 12th: 90
July 17th: 90

I don't have the numbers for GSO's average amount of 90-degree days, but I'd have to say that this is pretty far below average.
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 02:40 PM

QUOTE (superjames1992 @ Jul 19 2009, 2:22 pm) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm really surprised.  I've only had two days surpass the 90-degree mark IMBY this year.  PTI Airport (GSO's official weather station) has had several more 90-degree days, but I've managed to only record two in the cooler suburbs.  June 20th got up to 91 degrees and June 26th got up to 91 degrees.  I've had quite a few days in the upper 80s, but they all seemed to top out in the 87-89 range and didn't hit 90.

This is pretty strange because May and June were pretty warm months.  And we had above average temperatures.  We had temperatures in the upper 80s with oppressive humidity just about every day.  It just didn't want to hit that 90-degree mark for some reason.

And it looks like we'll remain with only two 90-degree days for the year for at least the foreseeable future as this cool-down looks to keep temperatures in the low to mid-80s.  Our average temperature is around 90 this time of year.

GSO has hit 90 degrees seven times this year...

June 2nd: 90
June 20th: 93
June 26th: 91
June 30th: 90
July 1st: 90
July 12th: 90
July 17th: 90

I don't have the numbers for GSO's average amount of 90-degree days, but I'd have to say that this is pretty far below average.


It has been a REALLY good spring & summer for us in NC. I wish we had a few more pop up afternoon thunderstorms, but oh well.


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Posted 19 July 2009 - 04:03 PM

You live in a very cool place to only have had 2 highs above 90 so far.  I've had 24 since 6/1.  I had 26 days of 90 or warmer from 6/1 through 7/19 last year.
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 06:26 PM

I've had 29 days so far this year above 90. 1 in May, 20 in June and 8 so far this month.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 07:03 PM

June: 8 ( Hottest was 94.1 on the 21st )
July: 1 ( 90.9 on the 1st )

Total: 9

Been lots of 85-89 readings... especially in June

July has featured a mix of low 80s and upper 80s... and as of yesterday upper 70s and today mid 70s... amazing weather.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 08:55 PM

Wow, RIC Airport from Easternwx.com pointed out that Raleigh has had 31 90-degree days this year:
QUOTE (RIC Airport @ Jul 19 2009, 09:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the VA/NC border is more realistic. Raleigh, officially at RDU has had 31 days so far in 2009....more than double the amount of days at RIC.

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2 days in April
1 day in May
18 days in June
10 days in July

31 days in 2009

That's pretty remarkable. GSO is roughly 90 miles west of RDU, yet we've had 24 (Seven, in total) less 90-degree days. And IMBY, I've only had TWO compared to RDU's THIRTY-ONE. Wow, crazy stuff.

RDU is at 416 ft. elevation compared to 902 ft. at Greensboro, but I'm surprised it makes that much of a difference. I would suppose that the sheer amount of days that we have had in the upper 80s have been all 90s in the slightly-warmer Raleigh and that explains the huge discrepancy between two places which have pretty similar climates.

QUOTE (gaalan @ Jul 19 2009, 5:03 pm) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You live in a very cool place to only have had 2 highs above 90 so far.  I've had 24 since 6/1.  I had 26 days of 90 or warmer from 6/1 through 7/19 last year.

I'm always slightly cooler than the airport, it seems, and given that five of the 90-degree highs at GSO this year were exactly 90 degrees, I guess my slightly cooler climate mad it so that we only topped out at 88 or 89.
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Posted 20 July 2009 - 07:18 AM

I cannot say that im the biggest believer in the obs that come from the RDU airport. I live about 6 or 7 miles east of the airport and while im sure my thermo isnt to standard im almost always cooler than the airport and on some or RDUs extreme heat days it can be as much as 3-7 degrees. Ive only had about 20 90 degree days at my place so who knows
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 12:54 AM

As of July 26, 2009, I've had 68 days of 90-degree plus days.  (Including 11 days with 100-degree plus days.)

The maximum high temperature for IAH occured on June 24th and 26th at 104-degrees.

The minimum high temperature for IAH occured on March 13th at 46-degrees.

Interestingly, IAH has only had 3 days where the high temperature dropped below 50-degrees...


    January 5, 2009 :  47-degrees
    March 13, 2009 :  46-degrees
    March 14, 2009 :   48-degrees


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    Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:03 AM

    QUOTE (WreckognizeThisWeather! @ Jul 27 2009, 1:54 am) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    As of July 26, 2009, I've had 68 days of 90-degree plus days.  (Including 11 days with 100-degree plus days.)

    The maximum high temperature for IAH occured on June 24th and 26th at 104-degrees.

    The minimum high temperature for IAH occured on March 13th at 46-degrees.

    Interestingly, IAH has only had 3 days where the high temperature dropped below 50-degrees...


      January 5, 2009 :  47-degrees
      March 13, 2009 :  46-degrees
      March 14, 2009 :   48-degrees


      interesting that 2 out of the 3 days were in mid March

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      Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:21 AM

      I have had back-to-back 90-degree days now and we reached 92 today.  That makes four 90-degree days this year.
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      3/17 - 0.5" IP, 0.10" ZR
      3/25 - T SN
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      #11 Itunis

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      Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:19 AM

      14 here so far, with normal being around 23. We might just squeeze in one more today, but after that no 90s in sight!

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      Posted 28 July 2009 - 06:16 AM

      Had 18 days of 90 plus weather in June. Two days of 98 degrees. Still not bad. July am thinking will have less 90 degree days. Will see..

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      Posted 28 July 2009 - 08:36 AM

      Memphis has been relatively typical, with some dips into the 70's for highs at times. So far this month, no century mark readings. (As opposed to June). As of yesterday's readings, we've only managed 90+ for roughly 1/2 of the month. Not bad for this area at this time of the year, considering where we usually wind up.

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      2  91  
      3  94  
      4  93  
      5  85  
      6  82
      7  90
      8  93
      9  94  
      10  93  
      11  93  
      12  92  
      13  85  
      14  89  
      15  95  
      16  87  
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      18  81  
      19  84  
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      21  77  
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      Posted 28 July 2009 - 11:45 AM

      May: 1
      June: 18
      July(27): 9


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      Posted 28 July 2009 - 12:55 PM

      I'm surprised at how hot and seemingly muggy Memphis is this time of year. 93/73 avg hi/lo is something you'd expect to see in central FL, not the mid south!
      Regarding 90 degree days, I'm still at 14 for this year and will be for the foreseeable future with the wet weather forecast.

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      Posted 28 July 2009 - 06:40 PM

      QUOTE (gaalan @ Jul 28 2009, 12:45 pm) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
      May: 1
      June: 18
      July(27): 9


      Today was number 10 for July.
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      Posted 28 July 2009 - 07:40 PM

      Only about 6.  We had about 50 last summer by this time.  icon_smile.gif

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      Posted 28 July 2009 - 07:42 PM

      QUOTE (Itunis @ Jul 28 2009, 1:55 pm) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
      I'm surprised at how hot and seemingly muggy Memphis is this time of year. 93/73 avg hi/lo is something you'd expect to see in central FL, not the mid south!
      Regarding 90 degree days, I'm still at 14 for this year and will be for the foreseeable future with the wet weather forecast.


      Yeah, that part of Tennessee is hot and muggy in the summer.  Its so close to the river and so low in elevation....  and Memphis is a heat island and about 700 ft lower in elevation than Atlanta.

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      Posted 28 July 2009 - 07:48 PM

      QUOTE (Tennesseestorm @ Jul 28 2009, 8:40 pm) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
      Only about 6.  We had about 50 last summer by this time.  icon_smile.gif



      I'd be interested to see the number of days with measurable rain in your backyard.
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      July: 7
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      Posted 01 August 2009 - 09:10 PM

      QUOTE (WreckognizeThisWeather! @ Jul 27 2009, 12:54 am) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
      As of July 26, 2009, I've had 68 days of 90-degree plus days.  (Including 11 days with 100-degree plus days.)

      The maximum high temperature for IAH occured on June 24th and 26th at 104-degrees.

      The minimum high temperature for IAH occured on March 13th at 46-degrees.

      Interestingly, IAH has only had 3 days where the high temperature dropped below 50-degrees...


        January 5, 2009 :  47-degrees
        March 13, 2009 :  46-degrees
        March 14, 2009 :   48-degrees



        Here's a brief summary from Brownsville discussing the heat of 2009...
        July 2009 One of the Hottest On Record for South Texas


        Here's a good discussion from Brownsville explaining the relationship between El Nino and the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO)...
        Why So Hot This Summer?  

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        Posted 01 August 2009 - 09:15 PM

        James, there must be something about that Triad air! We've had several more 90 plus degree days here in the Triangle, and our lake level is extremely low. Some people 15 miles away from my home have had too much rain, but at my house we have had much too little. Amazing how localized things can be. Anyways, enjoy the lack of 90's where you're at!!

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        Posted 23 November 2009 - 12:32 AM

        QUOTE (WreckognizeThisWeather! @ Jul 26 2009, 11:54 pm) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
        As of July 26, 2009, I've had 68 days of 90-degree plus days.  (Including 11 days with 100-degree plus days.)

        The maximum high temperature for IAH occured on June 24th and 26th at 104-degrees.

        The minimum high temperature for IAH occured on March 13th at 46-degrees.

        Interestingly, IAH has only had 3 days where the high temperature dropped below 50-degrees...


          January 5, 2009 :  47-degrees
          March 13, 2009 :  46-degrees
          March 14, 2009 :   48-degrees



          As of November 23rd, we have had 119 days of 90-degree plus days.  Baring an unforeseen December heatwave, in all likelihood this will be our final tally for 2009.

          BTW, we still have only had 3 days in 2009 where the high temperature dropped below 50-degrees.

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          Posted 23 November 2009 - 07:56 AM

          Based on a weather station near my house that reports on Weather Underground:

          TOTAL NUMBER OF 90+ DAYS: 25  (that's miraculously low for this part of the country!)

          FIRST 90+ DAY:  6/1 at 90

          13 90+ days in June

          5 90+ days in July (unreal!)

          7 90+ days in August (also bizarre)

          LAST 90+ DAY:  8/15 at 90

          HIGHEST TEMP OF THE SUMMER:  93 on 6/27

          This weather station is elevated at around 840 feet on a steep hill, with surrounding valleys around 500 feet (lower in some cases).  It does tend to stay a couple of degrees cooler during the Summer than valley locations.  Nevertheless, this was a very cool Summer.  Started out fairly normal in June, but then July was downright freakish.  


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