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Old 07-13-2010, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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The rain is very welcome. I can't remember a July where the grass was so burned off like this year. Looks like we will be having another heat wave though with tempuratures in the 90's again. YUCK! Jay
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Live in NY State, (sometimes) work in CT
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I am so thankful it rained today. My lawn and gardens needed it. My lawn looks terrible.
I'm not (OK I am from the sense that we need the rain but I'm being selfish LOL )....I was in Hartford for something today and around 4pm had to drive back to Westchester County (I-84 to 684), from about exit 40 on I-84 all the way to part of 684 it was a blinding downpour 90+% of the time. My 90 minute drive took me about 2 1/2 - 3 hours.....I heard on both WTIC and WCBS that if I went with I-95 I'd have been at a standstill more or less from New Haven all the way to the state line.

I hear we're getting more rain tomorrow....we do need it and the rest of the week is looking hot and dry again so seriously I'm glad too.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Quiet Corner Connecticut
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Amen. Can you imagine how nice last July felt? The dewpoints are a double whammy...the nights/morning have not been getting below 70 F for a long time.
Yes. It's not even so much the heat that's bothering me, I can live with the 80s, low 90s dry.

The humidity being so high, dewpoints at or near 70 non-stop... that's what is the big pain. Especially inside the house, with poor air circulation. Been having to run the AC in the room over half the day, which I prefer not to do if I don't have to.
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:54 AM
 
Location: W. Hartford, CT
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Another heat wave setting up for CT. This is getting to be ridiculous now...going all the way back to the 99F temperature we hit in May. Any relief at all on the 30-day horizon? Any pattern changes at all?
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:00 PM
 
Location: USA East Coast
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Another heat wave setting up for CT. This is getting to be ridiculous now...going all the way back to the 99F temperature we hit in May. Any relief at all on the 30-day horizon? Any pattern changes at all?
The short answer is….no.

According to Brett Anderson (long range forecaster at Accuweather) as well as the NOAA 60 day …the heat in the eastern United States is locked into place and the southerly flow will only strengthen as we head deeper into July and August. So far this month (July) the mean temperature (ave of high/low) at area NWS stations has been around 79 F. The average July mean temperature in Belem (in the Amazon Valley) is 80 F – lol.

Another interesting aspect of the hot summer…sea surface temps (SST) off the Atlantic Coast/Gulf Coast are approaching record warmth. From Long Island, NY southward to Virginia Beach, SST are now 25 C (77 F)…while from South Carolina south to Florida and west to Texas SST are now over 30 C (86 F). Off Hillsborough Light, FL Coast Guard cutters are reporting isolated pockets of 31/32 C SST (90 F). It takes the ocean a long time to warm up….and a long time to cool down. I would suspect that the coming fall will be quite warm in the Atlantic states. If August and even part of September keep going the way the whole warm season has gone…I think some of the places on the Connecticut coast might not see a frost until late November.

This week it should be near 90 F just about every day…and the dew points will come up as the High settles in over the Bahamas. Best I can tell you is to settle in, drink plenty of fluids, wear lightweight/light colored clothing, and keep your pace slow. We are too young to remember…but the old folks tell me this is what the summers of the 1940’s and 1950’s were like on the East Coast…H&H&H.
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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My father said the same thing about the summer weather in the 1950's. He remembered there was one summer that was very hot. My aunt confirmed that because she was away for the summer and has letters from my mother talking about the hot hot weather they were experiencing. And to think, they did not have AC. Jay
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Wallis and Futuna
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<--still has no AC. Except that portable, which is about as useful as opening the freezer door and hoping it cools off the whole house.
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Quiet Corner Connecticut
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Looking at every overnight low for the next week... doesn't drop below 67. Joy... more humidity!
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:53 AM
 
Location: W. Hartford, CT
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yeah...hard to believe that all of last July we didn't even crack 90 F in Hartford!
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Live in NY State, (sometimes) work in CT
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My father said the same thing about the summer weather in the 1950's. He remembered there was one summer that was very hot. My aunt confirmed that because she was away for the summer and has letters from my mother talking about the hot hot weather they were experiencing. And to think, they did not have AC. Jay
If you look at the "month by month" average temperature section on the NWS website for NY City, you'll see that 1930's through the 50's had some pretty hot summers, so I presume that's true for most of the rest of the Northeast as well.
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