Friday, August 29, 2014

Time Running Out On The Summer of 2014

It was a little more than a week ago I was sweating it out and thinking we had a shot at hitting 100 degrees.  The highest it reached was 97 degrees even though the modeling insisted it would reach 100 or even 101.  All summer long the models have been consistently too high with maximum temperatures.

Looking at the Holiday weekend ahead, some rain will be possible, especially over the south and east.  You often hear me talk about soil moisture keeping air temperatures down during the summer.  Next week, that additional soil moisture should hold back temperatures even further.  I'm growing extremely confident we will have no 100 degree heat officially here in Little Rock making it the 55th summer since record keeping began.  The latest, first 100 degree day was September 6th, 1922.  As of today, August 29th, I give it a 90 percent chance we will NOT hit 100 degrees this summer  I can hear the applause right now! LOL

Here are the number of 100 degree days over the past 11 years.  Looks like a cycle, eh?

1 comment:

jimmylee42 said...

Todd-I think the record for summers in a row without 100 degrees at LR is 7. Happened either late in the 19th century of early in the 20th. Nice to see that record met or broken.