Posted by: martysweather | June 19, 2009

6/19/2009 @ 7AM in Bedford County, Tennessee

THE HOTTEST DAYS OF THE YEAR SO FAR ARE EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND.TEMPERATURES WILL CLIMB INTO THE LOWER TO MID 90S ACROSS THE MIDSTATE…WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES BETWEEN 100 AND 105.

I was hoping we could report about something other than the Heat today but there is just no escaping it. Unless you have a good commercial grade HVAC system in your house you will suffer some today. We don’t. I guess we’ll just stay Hydrated and set around and do very little. Temperature outside at 7 AM was 77 degrees. My Posse and I went about our rounds as quickly as possible and decided we had seen all we needed to see and headed for the house. It’s not unheard of to have a Hot spell like this at the end of June but it’s just the 19th day of the Month. In the mid west this Heat is combining with a strong Jet Stream to produce some of the most incredible Tornado’s ever recorded on video. The Jet Stream is to our West and North and then descending to our East leaving us in a trough of Higher “but not really very high” pressure that I’m reminded by the TV Weather folks is called a Ring Of Fire. We are in the middle of that and people on the perimeter are having the Storms like we had at the first of the week. We will be stuck here until the Jet Stream decides to make some adjustment. We are providing water for our Birds and our Flowers and letting the grass go for a few days. The Weeds are not that bad and I’m not going to have a Heart Attack in this heat. Now for those facts on this Friday morning.

We did not report any rain for the last 24 hours and don’t expect any today.
Temperature at 7 AM is 77 degrees. New High at this hour for the year. Look for 96 here in the Southern Region today and down to 72 tonight if we are lucky.

Barometer is Stuck at 29.95″. We are supposed to be in a trough of High Pressure but it’s not High enough to write home about.

Humidity is 95% and will run High with the Moist breeze we are expecting from the South.

Wind is calm at this hour but expect Southwest winds at 5 to 10 this afternoon.

Sky is Clear and we will not have much cloud buildup today even with this Humidity. The only comfort we can expect is that we are Clear at night allowing for some radiating of the Heat away from the ground or it would be miserable at night as well.

Summary for today is Very Hot and Muggy. Avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Hunker down somewhere cool and take precautions for your animals. Have a safe day.









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