The main themes from this week in weather seem to be extremely hot temperatures and record-breaking rain. Get a taste of the craziest weather stats from across the country below:
- Indianapolis, IN is SOAKED: At 35.62″ Indy is the wettest through this date (7/12) since 1882. Fourth wettest ever to date. No rain from now to November 1 would bring us back to normal rainfall!
- San Antonio, TX: First 39 days of summer have seen 0.40″ of rain at San Antonio Intl. Apt (SAT). Driest start of summer since 1956.
- Wichita, KS: Saw first 100° of the year yesterday, first one since last August.
- Miami, FL: Broke its record for consecutive days with lows >= 80° at *10* days, and off to warmest start to July on record.
- Waltham, MA: Received 2.5″ in 40 minutes Wednesday, July 12.
- Tallying up the 100’s this July: Austin, TX has already had 8 (July average is 5), and Wichita had their 2nd Wednesday, July 12.
- Hottest summer-to-date (Jun 1 – Jul 11): Salt Lake City, Reno, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson.
- Hottest days since the Dust Bowl: According to Jon Erdman only the Dust Bowl had a hotter start to July in both Williston, ND and Glasgow, MT.
- Hottest day in 4 years: St. Louis’ high of 103° yesterday was its hottest high since 2013.
- Chasing 90’s: Pocatello, ID chasing the record number of 90+ days in a row which is 20, and their current forecast gets them close.
- Miami, FL: Had wettest July day on record on Wednesday, July 12 with 5.49″.
Did anything crazy happen with the weather in our area this week? Did you have really high temperatures? Dangerous rain amounts? Let us know below!