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July 2018: Quiet, Then Much Like Florida

A look back at flooding & severe weather!

 Whatever heat wave we had at the beginning of July would be a lost memory by the second half of the month. Temperatures would not even really be the defining factor as excessive rainfall made...
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Temperature Extremes & Seasonal Lag

Seasonal lag plays a major role in when the hottest & coldest temperatures occur...

We’re well into the summer season, and we’re seeing some of the year’s warmest temperatures in our region. In fact, some of the hottest temperatures ever recorded have occurred in...
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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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