Sunday, July 08, 2012
Weather Rewind: July 1-7, 2012
In terms of heat wave impact and using our heat wave index, this heat wave ranks 8th worst all-time so far. With another 90 possible later on, we will see this ranking shift to 6th as we leapfrog the 1999 and 1952 heat waves in our index.
Rainfall was minimal around the region last week -- and the week prior -- and we're slowly slipping back into a dry spell. Your yard's showing signs of it as grass is browning and flowers looking for any and all water that they can get. Saturday's storms brought a tenth or two of rain to some spots, mere traces of rain in others...other storms crossed parts of the area in the evening hours on the 4th of July and did similar in terms of rainfall by bringing another tenth of two of rain. Trenton picked up the most out of the climate sites last week -- 0.31" of rain...and that was still three-quarters of an inch below average.