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Crazy Record Heat!

by Monty Webb

Posted on September 23, 2010 at 12:24 AM

The last two days of Summer say record heat!   And there is no relief for the first day of Fall...  Check out these HOT Facts.

  • Tuesday:  98; Old Record 96 in 1895
  • Wednesday:  99; Old Record 96 in 1895
  • 81 days so far this year with Highs at or above 90 degrees; Record 81 days in 1954
  • Thursday's Forecast High:  100; Record 96 in 2007
  • The last time we hit 100 in September was Sep 6, 1954 at 104 degrees
  • The latest date we have ever seen a 100 degree day... September 14 in 1897

Most of Kentuckiana continues to be under Moderate Drought Conditions.  Add to this extreme heat, low humidity and gusty winds we are looking at High Fire Danger Thursday Afternoon.

Now for a little good news...  The GFS Model develops a Cut-Off Low over us by Sunday and keeps it in the area through at least next Thursday.  If this does happen we will see temperatures fall into the 70s and some much needed rain.  Disclaimer time...  Models have a very difficult time handling Cut-Off Lows.  Let's keep our fingers crossed!

GFS 500 MB Tuesday Morning...  Cut-Off Low

GFS 1000-500 MB Thickness/Precip Tuesday Morning...  Bring on the rain!