Think it is has been hot here this July?
So far, it has been running a bit above normal here, but nothing compared to our friends out west, and to the southwest.
All the counties (above) in orange are under heat advisories, maroon are heat watches, and pink are heat warnings. Yes, in the desert, they are not under heat advisory/watch/warnings in locations that have been topping out in the 110s and 120s!!!!
How bad is our heat compared to out west?
Death Valley, California, one of the hottest places on the planet once reached an all time high on 7-10-1913 of 134 degrees. To compare that, our all time high in Columbus, a respectable 106 degrees 7-21-1934 & 7-14-1936!
Death Valley had a low yesterday of 102 degrees. The last time we hit 102 in Columbus…. July 14th, on 1954 when we topped at 104!
Look at July so far… and never complain about heat again 🙂
|Death Valley, CA||Columbus, OH|
Now, there is good reason that we live in Central Ohio, and not the middle of a desert in east/southeast California. In fact, probably many. Just be thankful we aren’t dealing with lows of 104 degrees like they had this morning in Death Valley.
Better news… July could end near or slightly below normal for temperatures here
The 6-10 & 8-14 day outlooks from the Climate Prediction Center continue to favor a trough over the east, and in general will keep highs down a bit in the lower 80s for the next couple of weeks.
Yes, there will be some outliers where it is warmer, but if we can get some good rain in our area and moisten the ground up a bit this weekend, this will also help tame temps when the trough gets kicked out.
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