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First Record Dry, Then Record Heat

By · June 25, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Our dry streak of 21 days officially without measurable precipitation has now set a record for the month of June. Our streak could climb for days to come. There are only two small chances of rain in the next week: 20% late Friday and 20% on Saturday. The all-time record dry streak is 39 days set in 1908.

If we don’t get more than .31″ of rain by the end of the month, we’ll also set a record for driest June. The current record: .36″ set in 1988. So far this month, we’ve only had .05″ officially. Check out some of the other monthly rain totals across Central Indiana from our SkyTrak13 WeatherBug Network.

We saw a brief cool-down to start the week, if you want to call mid 80s “cool!” We’ll have highs in the 80s for one more day before a huge heat wave builds in. That heat is currently over the Southern Plains and expanding our way…with triple digit temps possible.

Here’s the temperature trend over the next few days. A warm front surges in midweek getting us back to 90 degrees Wednesday, then we see our heat peak on Thursday. If we hit 101, it will tie the daily record set in 1934 and will also be our first time to 101 since July 8, 1988! The all-time hottest temperature for the month of June is 102 set in 1988 and 1954.

While we don’t really get any significant heat or rain relief, we will see small rain chances late Friday and Saturday. Added clouds may cool our temps from triple digits into 90s, but when the average high is 85, that just isn’t saying much. With a big ridge of high pressure blocking precip chances and cutting us off from moisture, we just don’t have any big pattern changes on the horizon.

Finally, our WTHR-TV Hoosier Pic of the day from Terrah Dawn of Marion. She rescued this turtle from the middle of the street and shared this pic with us. Submit your pic here https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage?ref=tn_tnmn or here https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13?ref=ts

Hang in there!
-Chikage
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