Extreme Northeast Heat Continues and Duluth Flooding Recap
Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Cooking on the East Coast
Folks throughout the Northeast are still roasting for another day. Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories remain in place for a second straight day. A full relief from the heat won’t be felt until Saturday.
You can click on the interactive map on the WeatherNation TV website for details.
Heat Index Values
Here’s a look at how HOT it’s going to feel. Higher humidity means it’s going to feel warmer than the actual temperature. Anytime your heat index nears 100° it is potentially dangerous, especially those who are very young and very old.
Check out the variances across the country in the departure from average temperatures today. Ahead of the cold front sliding through the Great Lakes and Ohio River Valley, temps are nearly 10 to 20 degrees above average. Meanwhile, a cooler, more refreshing breeze from the northwest has temperatures down 5 to 10 degrees cooler than average!
Here’s how one family is keeping cool in West Michigan. Looks like half of Michigan is warmer than normal today. The other half closer to normal. Thanks to Josh Wood for sharing this YouTube video of a homemade slip n slide.
Here’s an aerial view of the Miller Hill Mall area from Amanda Graning. I’ve been to many of these places, including the Duluth staple, Grandma’s, located in the center part of your screen… it is surreal to see it under water! So sad…
These are the latest rain reports… A reporting station in Duluth recorded 10.1″ of rain, that was highest total I could find from the event. The Duluth International Airport picked up 4.14″ of rain on Tuesday, making it the 2nd wettest day in recorded history for Duluth. Another 3.11″ of rain fell on Wednesday with a grand totals being 7.25″ of rain over a 2 day span.
The National Hurricane Center is watching a cluster of thunderstorms southwest of Florida and has a 30% chance of growing into a tropical cyclone. The cluster of storms is sending waves of showers and storms north into south Florida… This was the view in Miami about 12:15pm EDT today thanks to EarthCam. You can get a live look at many different locations around the country to check out the weather conditions. The website is definitely a staff favorite.
How about this! Our third named system of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season and of all places… it formed in the North Atlantic, an odd place for hurricane development, especially this early in the season.
“Only two other seasons on record – 1887 and 1959 – have seen the third tropical storm of the season form earlier than June 19.“
For the latest on this storm, including graphics, visit the NHC website at www.hurricanes.gov
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