Friday, July 20, 2007

It's July 20 and it's CHILLY!


From the NWS Chicago

I woke up to a chilly morning in Chicago today. Lows were in the mid to upper 50's. Yesterday it was real chilly at Wrigley Field too. Wrigley is close to Lake Michigan and the wind was blowing some very cool air off the lake.

This is supposed to be the warmest date of the year in Chicago. The predicted high today is 72. But, according to Tom Skilling at WGN, "Since 1928, temperatures on July 20th have surged to 90° or higher 30 times, the most of any day of the year. By contrast, highs have been as cool or cooler than today’s 72° only five times on this date. Fewer than a quarter of July’s high temperatures have been this cool."

According to the NWS in Chicago, northerly winds from a Canadian high pressure extending into Wisconsin is ushering in a dry and "mild" airmass. It's funny to me that they use the term "mild" I would say "cool".

Don't take this as a complaint! I'm loving this cool air. It feels like late October in Alabama. It feels like I should be travelling to Tuscaloosa to see the Tide in action or driving to an Alabama state park to enjoy the fall foliage.

6 comments:

Rick said...

Put as much cool air in your trunk and bring it back south!!

Mike said...

Wish I could!

Rick said...

ok..You are spending way to much time having fun!

Cookeville Weather Guy said...

Hey Mike...how about 50 degrees here in Cookeville, TN at 6 o'clock this morning! That, according to the NWS out of Nashville.

Cookeville Weather Guy said...

record low in Crossville, TN of 53 this morning according to NWS.

Mike said...

So much for warming in this part of the globe...