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June Midwest Summary: Flooding Rains and Intense Heat

Rain that just wouldn't quit and multiple rounds of heat.

Throughout the month of June, Chicago and Rockford saw multiple rounds of flash-flood-inducing heavy rain while numerous stationary fronts sparked sporadic shower and storm activity in the Ohio River...
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June 2018: A Seasonable Start to Summer

 After coming off an unusually warm May, the first month of meteorological summer proved to be rather seasonable. However, much of the Northeast outside of Maryland and parts of southern...
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Relative Humidity vs Dewpoint

Why does it still feel humid when the relative humidity seems low?

This summer has had many days of hot and sticky weather. You may have checked on the humidity, only to find it was at a meager 50%. How could the humidity be so low, when it feels so high? The answer...
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Heat Advisories & Excessive Heat Warnings

How hot does it need to be for heat alerts to be issued in your backyard?

During the summer, you may have noticed that the National Weather Service issues a variety of watches, warnings and advisories in order to protect the public from various heat related illnesses...
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7 Years Ago: The June 2012 Derecho

One of the more memorable severe weather events to impact Midwest/mid-Atlantic.

When called upon to remember a significant weather event within the last 10 years or so, some may bring up a powerful snow storm or blizzard. But for those that were within the path of the June 29,...
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