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Old 07-20-2011, 12:46 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Now it's a warning.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM EDT THURSDAY. THE EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * HAZARDS...EXCESSIVE HEAT, DUE TO HOT TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH HIGH HUMIDITY. * PEAK HEAT INDEX VALUES...105 TO 107. * TIMING...THURSDAY AFTERNOON. * IMPACTS...POTENTIAL FOR HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY.

The NWS is now also saying it will be 97 on Thursday!! Gnutella can back me up on this, but I'm pretty sure tomorrow may have the highest temperature of this century and the highest in 15 years even.
Last time the temperature reached...
94 degrees? 2005.
95 degrees? 2002.
96 degrees? 1995.
97 degrees? 1995.
98 degrees? 1995.
99 degrees? 1995.
100 degrees? 1995.
101 degrees? 1988.
102 degrees? 1988.
103 degrees? 1988.
104+ degrees? Never.

A temperature of 96 degrees or higher would be our hottest to date in the 21st Century.
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:53 PM
 
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The official high temperature today in Pittsburgh is 91 degrees. This is the seventh day this summer that the temperature has reached 90+, which already matches the normal for an entire summer. Oddly, every one of those days the high temperature has been either 90 or 91. That's likely to change tomorrow, with every major weather station forecasting a high of 96 or 97. If this is accurate, then this would be the hottest it's been in Pittsburgh in 16 years.
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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The official high temperature today in Pittsburgh is 91 degrees. This is the seventh day this summer that the temperature has reached 90+, which already matches the normal for an entire summer. Oddly, every one of those days the high temperature has been either 90 or 91. That's likely to change tomorrow, with every major weather station forecasting a high of 96 or 97. If this is accurate, then this would be the hottest it's been in Pittsburgh in 16 years.
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:18 AM
 
Location: County Mayo Descendant
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You guys are getting our weather, I heard there was a storm down there the other day, we usually get the bad storms, I am north-central from you.
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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its been quite a strange summer weather-wise in this country. The midwest, basically from Minnesota down to Texas, has had temps well above normal for most of the summer (it was 98 degrees in Chicago yesterday). Everything east of that has had temps pretty far above normal as well. The funny thing is, the Pacific NW has had a summer with below average temps. Very strange...
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:55 AM
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Location: Pittsburgh
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Please send in the clouds.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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This heat is just awful. I have to sleep in the nude on a bare mattress next to two fans while sweating JUST to get any sleep! So we get winters where we barely see any sunlight and summers that are extremely humid? I'd kill for us to have actually had a long enough Spring here to have noticed it.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Today is brought to you by the letters A and C....
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Remember back in May when we were all complaining about how dreary and damp and cool it was? Good times.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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yeah.. too bad we got nothing in the middle for more than a day or two in a row.50 and rain or 88 and humid. your pick!
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