Tuesday, August 07, 2007

What weather did you expect in Alabama on August 7?

I have been thinking all summer that the drought we had the first half of the year might enhance our chance for a dangerous heat wave. I mentioned this in a post in June. It looks like it is on us now. Don't get me wrong, it would be hot today regardless of the drought we have been having because we are under a very strong high pressure ridge and these conditions are not that unusual for Alabama in early August. What I am saying is that the persistent drought may be bumping the temperatures up just a few degrees. With less moisture in the ground, the air has a better chance to heat up quickly during the day.

Still, this is not shaping up like it will challenge any all time record heat waves. J.B. Elliott mentioned this morning that in July 1952 Cullman had ten days in a row with highs of 100 or greater. I am very confident that will not happen in Cullman this year.

Now I'm waiting for the first person who will blame this on "global warming".

4 comments:

Rick said...

Well in Georgia on August 7th in 87 I married my first wife...So i was kinda looking for Tornadoes, death destruction, meteor showers, tsumanis, earthquakes, plauges of locust, Volcanoes and lack of chaseable weather...HA! At least i got one right!! ;-P

Mike said...

That comment should be either a post on your blog or you should tell the story!!!

Rick said...

Best to wait for the Readers Digest condensed version! lolol..

Mike said...

I'll wait...