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Outside temp-96.8
Heat index- 110.1
Heat index was forecasted right but temps were off.
Heat index at Cocoa Beach (7 miles N of me) will be 105. We sure could use some rain to cool us off here in Central FL but the forcast calls for a meager 10% chance.
The last three overnight lows have not been below 80º. In fact last night's low was 83° which is the warmest overnight low I've seen since I've been living here (2002 was my first year).

The temps since June 14th have averaged 95°.

The hottest temp recorded in my records since I've lived here is 98° on July 17, 2002. There have been several 96° and 97° days since then.

But most of those temps occur in July.

This is somewhat early, but still hot and coupled with the high humidity (dewpoints in the upper 70's), it is like a sauna out there.

We need rain and the chances are increasing as the week goes.
Our lows have been in the low 80s the last several nights. Today is the hottest with temps finally topping out at 100.

State Highs: Pensacola NAS 100°F / 38°C Tallahassee 100°F / 38°C Jacksonville NAS 99°F / 37°C Whiting Fld NAS 99°F / 37°C Panama City 99°F / 37°C
ChessieStorm Wrote:The last three overnight lows have not been below 80º. In fact last night's low was 83° which is the warmest overnight low I've seen since I've been living here (2002 was my first year).

The temps since June 14th have averaged 95°.

The hottest temp recorded in my records since I've lived here is 98° on July 17, 2002. There have been several 96° and 97° days since then.

But most of those temps occur in July.

This is somewhat early, but still hot and coupled with the high humidity (dewpoints in the upper 70's), it is like a sauna out there.

We need rain and the chances are increasing as the week goes.

With the exception of one year all the high temps for the year were in late June. That's strange that yours were in July.
ocala Wrote:With the exception of one year all the high temps for the year were in late June. That's strange that yours were in July.

Maybe I should re-word this to say that the highest temp I've seen here was 98 in July 2002. Most of the other hot days were in the 96-97 range were in June, but we've had many 96-97 days in July as well here. The July hot weather is mainly due to dry air moving in like now and sitting on us.

One more update: I was looking at the record Highs for this area and July is the one month in which 100°+ occurred three times with the highest recorded temp here at 105° in 1971. The month of June has only one 100° day and that is on June 18, 1981.

In June, July, August and early September it is common to see record highs in the 96-99 category. To be honest some of the hottest temps I've seen in my seven years in Florida have occured in July, until this year, but even then we aren't breaking the record highs with frequency. It's the overnight lows that are breaking records around here. We have been above 80° since Friday morning (19th) and haven't been below it since.

It is interesting and strange, because you would think in a normal rainy season June would "hotter" since it takes some time for the rainy to get going, by July it should be in full swing which limits highs reaching the mid to upper 90's, but stats show it can occur in any month of the summer.
I find it amazing that the Spring Hill area reached 105.
Being that close to the Gulf it had to be a NNE wind to do that.
Taken 8/11/07 in Auburndale.

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ocala Wrote:I find it amazing that the Spring Hill area reached 105.
Being that close to the Gulf it had to be a NNE wind to do that.

Yes it is, but what is more amazing is places like the Miami area hitting over 100° like they did on the 22nd (Monday) and that is rare due to the east breeze off the ocean, but they had a northwest wind which allowed the hot air to transported to that region.

Plus, slightly drier air allows for hotter temps. Although at the surface lately it is as moist as I've ever seen it, but 12,000 feet up it is drier and this too allows for quick heating.

We'd have to have perfect conditions to reach 100° down in this part of Florida, just like it would have to be perfect for snow in the winter.

Also keep in mind that not all of Spring Hill is that close to the Gulf. Plus the recording station closest to me (not even 2 miles) is at Weeki Wachi and it is closer to the Gulf than me, and that is the station that recorded the 105 in 1971. It also recorded 103 in the same year.
July 1, 2009

Amazing rainfall rates south of where I live today which caused massive flooding throughout Pasco/Hillsborough/Pinellas Counties.

Hudson in Pasco County (just 15 miles south of me) had 8.07"

Tarpon Springs in Pinellas County had 6.95"

Clearwater had 6.98"

Lutz in Hillsborough County had 5.75"

Tampa set daily record at 4.76"

Some isolated spots in Pasco and Pinellas had 8-9 inches of rain.
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