Tuesday, July 10, 2012
OMG it is so hot I can’t stand it. Really. If this continues, I’m going to have to move somewhere cooler.
Monongalia County has broken or tied maximum temperature records for June and July seven times. Six of those records were broken in a ten day period. (6/20/2012, 6/29/2012, 7/4/2012, 7/6/2012, 7/7/2012, 7/8/2012, 7/9/2012)
We may have broken that streak today, with a high of only 90F. Which is still unpleasantly hot. (Average historical temperatures should be in the low to mid 80s.)
And rain! (Or lack thereof.) Never do I remember it being this dry. Ever.
Here’s the “departure from normal” for West Virginia.
And the Eastern panhandle is even worse off than we are.
That’s right, people haven’t had power while temperatures have hit record highs.
I know full well that the plural of anecdote is not data, but this weather is abnormal, and I really don’t want this to become the new normal.