Why The Summer of 2011 Feels Worse Than '80

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Turns out, according to this chart just dispatched by the National Weather Service, it's not the high temps that were awful -- though there's that. It was the low temperatures. If you can call 'em that. Incidentally, NOAA says 95 on Sunday, with "north northeast wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph." And, for Tuesday night: "low around 68." Sweater weather.

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Sidewalkastro1
Sidewalkastro1

Finally the Sidewalk Astronomer will be able to show the universe from a sidewalk near you without having to worry about heat stroke. LOL!

NewsDog
NewsDog

Dove season opened today. Can't wait for the cold front to start pushing doves down this way. Now all we need is some rain.  

Paul
Paul

And to think that two weeks ago one of our local weather readers said that it will cool down in a couple of weeks ... well duh ... that is September, as in NOT August ....

This is North Texas just what do you expect for August?  There are really just two questions for a NTX summer:  How hot will it get? and How long will it be hot?

Geegolly
Geegolly

i've been pretty good this summer. making sure to go out an exercise in the evenings. it's all relative. i head out and it's still 99-100 or something and by the time i'm done it's 95...but i swear it feels good! haha.

Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald

Kinda hot in Dallas this year.  Hotter and longer in Waco this year.  Counting today, Waco will have 80 days of 100 degrees or more............and counting.  Hopefully, none of us will have to experience this ever again.  Of course, I said the same thing in 1980.  Whew!!!!!!

MisterMiguel
MisterMiguel

Must be the urban heat island effect is greater in Waco.

Citizen Kim
Citizen Kim

I've forgotton how to go outside.  Help me.

TimCov
TimCov

I was watching the weather this morning and the weatherman gave a good possible reason for the higher lows. It's the urban heat island effect. As the metroplex has grown larger and more dense, the amount of materials that absorb and hold onto heat has increased, thus increasing our nightly low temperatures.

J. Erik Jonsson
J. Erik Jonsson

You're just F'ing with Rhyner at this point, aren't you?

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