Tuesday, August 3, 2010

10am Weather Update

You know its going to be hot when the 10am temperature is already 91 degrees at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.

10am temperatures around the region:
  • Blytheville: 95
  • Carbondale: 90
  • Dyersburg: 93
  • Farmington: 88
  • Harrisbug: 88
  • Mt. Vernon: 86
  • Paducah: 92
  • Poplar Bluff: 90
  • Sparta: 90

I knew that dew points were going to be higher than the forecast models were indicating (they almost always are), but I didn't expect them to be this high. As of 10am, dew points are ranging from 73 degrees in Harrisburg, Il to 82 in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

The higher dew points, or moisture, is causing the heat index to jump in to the 100-111 degree range.

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