Friday, July 7, 2017

The Start of a Blistering July

With three days of 100+ in the bag, including a 105, it's no surprise that the first 6 days of July have been blistering and rate as the warmest first 6 days of July on record, with an average temperature of 85.4ºF.

Source: NOAA Regional Climate Centers
This is a family blog, so I won't say it, but you can utter or scream your favorite expletive here.

There's really no relief in site.  The NWS calls for triple digit high temperatures at the airport through Sunday.  Monday they drop the high to 97, but lets see if that pans out and really, that's still above average.

The overall pattern over the next 10 days ain't great.  There's always the hope of a summertime thunderstorm, and a weak trough is expected to approach on Monday, but that's about it.  The 180 hour GEFS forecasts below scare the hell out of me, with most going for a high amplitude ridge that is configured in a way that we'll see blistering conditions right through the end of the month.

Bottom line: This could get ugly.

1 comment:

  1. The NWS has a heat advisory up for the SL Valley. Has that ever happened before?

    Also, do you think we could reach or break the 107º all time record at SLC?