U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 08-16-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
1,097 posts, read 1,803,261 times
Reputation: 542

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by elnina View Post
The number of 100 degree days so far this year:

100 Degree Days: 22 ( only???)
we had (10) in july
so far every day in august except 1 has been 100 (15)

thats 25 plus whatever we did in May and June. Dont think we hit 100 in may but you never know. Maybe someone can find may and june so we can get something accurate.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-16-2011, 07:08 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
3,542 posts, read 7,536,904 times
Reputation: 3750
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnts71 View Post
we had (10) in july
so far every day in august except 1 has been 100 (15)

thats 25 plus whatever we did in May and June. Dont think we hit 100 in may but you never know. Maybe someone can find may and june so we can get something accurate.
Month - 100 Days
May - 2
June - 7
July - 14
August - 14 (and counting)

Total (including today): 37 days over 100.

That puts us in 2nd place now for most 100 days in a year:
Quote:
1. 59 IN 2009
2. 37 IN 2011*
3. 36 IN 1998
4. 33 IN 1948
5. 32 IN 1951
6. 31 IN 1980
7. 29 IN 1994 AND 2006
8. 28 IN 1989
9. 26 IN 1962
10. 25 IN 1996
11. 22 IN 1953 AND 2000
Source: 100 Degree Day Information for South Central Texas
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-18-2011, 07:50 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
31 posts, read 52,836 times
Reputation: 16
Well, I've lived here all my life but why is it that it rains a lot one year but the next it doesnt rain. Its an odd weather pattern!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-18-2011, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
13,807 posts, read 26,340,699 times
Reputation: 3989
You should know it's either feast or famine here. I've only lived here a little over 10 years and I figured that out a long time ago...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-18-2011, 11:24 AM
 
361 posts, read 823,552 times
Reputation: 247
This high-pressure heat pocket is gonna make sure that the whole of Texas will end up being part of the southwestern desert.


I am just sick of it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-18-2011, 11:28 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
31 posts, read 52,836 times
Reputation: 16
That's what I'm talking about. In one year it will rain 45 inches and the next it could be 15 inches. It looks like getting less rain is getting more common. Are these pattens common in other parts of the world? Sometimes I wonder if we live in a semi-arid climate or in a humid subtropical climate?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-18-2011, 12:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
3,542 posts, read 7,536,904 times
Reputation: 3750
Quote:
Originally Posted by Athena78 View Post
That's what I'm talking about. In one year it will rain 45 inches and the next it could be 15 inches. It looks like getting less rain is getting more common. Are these pattens common in other parts of the world? Sometimes I wonder if we live in a semi-arid climate or in a humid subtropical climate?
It's actually because of the Gulf of Mexico that we are not a desert. Here's why:



At roughly 30 North, we're right in the middle of the subtropics. This diagram roughly illustrates the general wind patterns across the planet. In our region, we have air sinking from the Hadley cell, and the Ferrel cell to the north. In order for rain to develop, we need a general lifting, not sinking, motion in the atmosphere. That's why it's no coincidence that the largest desert in the world, the Sahara sits at the same general latitude, and why we have a desert to our west. In the Southern Hemisphere, there are deserts across Australia and Southern Africa at the same latitude.



Here in South Texas, we're an exception to the rule due to the exceptionally warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Despite the prevailing sinking motion in the atmosphere, cold air from the north colliding with warm air from the Gulf provides enough instability, and thus lift to generate rains across the region. And due to the very warm waters of the Gulf, there is an exceptional amount of moisture that is carried into the atmosphere. So when it does rain, it pours. Additionally, having the Gulf in such close proximity allows for tropical disturbances/cyclones that are notorious for their epic rainfall to move our direction.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-19-2011, 11:25 AM
 
361 posts, read 823,552 times
Reputation: 247
2 of the top three hottest summers on record are this year and 2 years ago. 2 of the top three worst droughts on record are this year and 2 years ago.


It's really starting to hurt the environment and all the plants and wldlife. Ten years ago I never paid attention to high-pressure heat pockets because they were so rare and never lingered as long as they do now. It's ridiculous. I wish it would break so we can start cooling off and getting rain.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-21-2011, 08:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
8,400 posts, read 20,155,956 times
Reputation: 4435
OK, I know someone knows the answer to this (probably AnthonySA), but is there a web site that shows the daily highs and lows for San Antonio for the past month or so?

For example, the daily high/low for August 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc...

Thanks! M2
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-21-2011, 08:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
4,274 posts, read 6,652,636 times
Reputation: 3910
Quote:
Originally Posted by majormadmax View Post
OK, I know someone knows the answer to this (probably AnthonySA), but is there a web site that shows the daily highs and lows for San Antonio for the past month or so?

For example, the daily high/low for August 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc...

Thanks! M2
Ask at 9:02 PM and ye shall receive at 9:07 PM.

Monthly Weather Forecast for San Antonio, TX - weather.com
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top