On a day when Indy was hotter than Dallas, hotter than Atlanta and hotter than Miami, you might be ready to put out the surrender flag. Good news! Relief is on the way!
How hot was it? It hit 105 in Indy with heat indices even higher. This was our 4th consecutive record-setting day with triple digit temps…a feat only reached 2 other times since records have been kept in Indy: July 7-15, 1936 with a record nine consecutive days and six consecutive days from July 20-25, 1934.
105 shattered the daily record high of 101 set in 1936 and was 20 degrees above our average high.
Despite that, we still landed one degree shy of the all-time hottest temp recorded in Indy: 106 (most recently on July 14, 1936). We hit 105 at 1:46 pm, again at 3:54 pm, and at 5pm as well…but never quite nudged high enough to gain the top spot. 8 days have now hit 105 or hotter, including yesterday and today, so we’re in exceptionally rare company.
A little more perspective for you: it was hot, yes, but no where near the hottest ever on record for the state! July 14, 1936 it hit 116 in Collegeville, Indiana!
We did manage a handful of very isolated storms today, some strong enough to prompt “Strong Thunderstorm Advisories,” but none strong enough for warnings. Officially for Indy: no rain for yet another day. Our chances go up to 20-30% for tomorrow, but that’s the best chance of rain all week. Most areas will go yet another week with less than 1/4″ of rain expected.
The good news? We can put this record-setting behind us for now. Highs may only reach low 90s tomorrow and 80s for much of next week. Keep in mind the average high is 85, so we’ll still be above normal, just not outrageously hot like we have been!
Finally, our Hoosier Pics of the Day! At 6 I shared Von Biggs’ pic of where he went to beat the heat. Looks nice, doesn’t it?
And at 11, I’ll be sharing Teresa Zimmerman’s awesome shot of one of the speedboats at the Madison Regatta Race down on the Ohio River. Submit your pic here: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage or here: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13.
Enjoy the heat relief!