Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Heat of 1980, 1901, and This Week...

When people talk about hot weather in Region 8, they mention the summer of 1980. In July of 1980, we had 18 days at 100° or above! If you click on the image below, you can see the handwritten climate log that documented this HOT month:

You have to go back to 1901 to find the hottest day in Jonesboro though. Below is July of 1901. It's the actual handwritten log from 114 years ago, by the Benedictine Sisters. It was 116° on this date in 1901:
As you can see, we are nowhere near record levels this week, despite the heat advisories. We will be hot all week and into next weekend, with temperatures at 4-7° above average. This is Saturday:
But relief is coming! It may take 9-10 days, but models are indicating that we should be 10-15° below average by next Wednesday:
So, drink a lot of water. Stay indoors, if you can... and let's make it through this week together!



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