We Broke the Streak! (But Severe Storms Struck Along the Way)By
What a way to end our record 90-degree streak! Mother Nature brought us one more round of strong to severe storms ahead of the cold front that will bring the coolest air since June to Central Indiana!
For the record:
We racked up 23 days of 90+ heat. That streak is over since Tuesday’s high managed just 89. The old record was 19 in 1936.
We’ve stacked up 39 days of 85+ heat. That’s a streak that continues but will likely snap on Wednesday. 39 is a record.
We’ve score 44 straight days of 80+ heat. That’s NOT a record, but is in 9th place. The record is 86 set in 2002.
In case you’re wondering, we’re now up to 34 days of 90+ heat in 2011. Last year we had 37 and 1983 had the most with 58! you may have heard us mention from time to time that the average number of 90-degree days is 17.5 (we usually round to 18) a year, but the National Weather Service just released new “climate normals” for the last 30 years. The new average number of 90-degrees days is 14.6! So consider this year quite a feat!
Want more stats? How ’bout a storm reports from the severe storms that rolled through Tuesday evening. The National Weather Service in Indy compiled this list:
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN 853 PM EDT TUE AUG 09 2011 ..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS.. 0622 PM TSTM WND DMG 3 S ADVANCE 39.95N 86.62W 08/09/2011 BOONE IN TRAINED SPOTTER POWER LINES DOWN AT 9967 WEST AND 600 SOUTH. TIME ESTIMATED. 0630 PM TSTM WND GST NEW ROSS 39.96N 86.71W 08/09/2011 E65.00 MPH MONTGOMERY IN TRAINED SPOTTER WINDS ESTIMATED AT 60-65 MPH. ACCOMPANIED BY DIME TO NICKEL SIZE HAIL. 0638 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 N JAMESTOWN 39.94N 86.63W 08/09/2011 BOONE IN TRAINED SPOTTER PEA SIZE HAIL. ESTIMATED 40 TO 50 MPH WIND GUSTS AND SEVERAL TREE BRANCHES DOWN. 0641 PM HAIL 1 N JAMESTOWN 39.94N 86.63W 08/09/2011 E0.75 INCH BOONE IN TRAINED SPOTTER 0645 PM HAIL 3 NNE LIZTON 39.93N 86.52W 08/09/2011 U0.25 INCH BOONE IN TRAINED SPOTTER 0648 PM TSTM WND GST BROWNSBURG 39.84N 86.39W 08/09/2011 E50.00 MPH HENDRICKS IN TRAINED SPOTTER 40-50 MPH WIND GUSTS IN SE BROWNSBURG. 0649 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 NNE LIZTON 39.91N 86.53W 08/09/2011 HENDRICKS IN TRAINED SPOTTER 2-FOOT LIVE TREE ACROSS ROAD, ACCOMPANIED BY NICKEL SIZE HAIL 0649 PM HAIL 2 NNE LIZTON 39.91N 86.53W 08/09/2011 U0.75 INCH HENDRICKS IN TRAINED SPOTTER NICKEL SIZE HAIL ACCOMPANIED BY 2 FOOT DIAMETER TREE DOWN ACROSS ROAD 0650 PM TSTM WND DMG 3 S ADVANCE 39.95N 86.62W 08/09/2011 BOONE IN TRAINED SPOTTER SEVERAL POWER LINES DOWN ACROSS STATE ROAD 75. TIME ESTIMATED. 0650 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 NNE LIZTON 39.91N 86.53W 08/09/2011 HENDRICKS IN TRAINED SPOTTER THUNDERSTORM WINDS BLEW A 2-FOOT DIAMETER TREE DOWN ACROSS STATE ROAD 39 AND COUNTY ROAD 1025N 0652 PM HAIL BROWNSBURG 39.84N 86.39W 08/09/2011 M1.00 INCH HENDRICKS IN AMATEUR RADIO 0655 PM HAIL 10 NNW INDIANAPOLIS 39.91N 86.22W 08/09/2011 M1.00 INCH MARION IN TRAINED SPOTTER QUARTER SIZED HAIL ACCOMPANIED BY 50 MPH WINDS AT 86TH AND TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD. 0656 PM HAIL 3 E AVON 39.76N 86.33W 08/09/2011 E0.50 INCH HENDRICKS IN AMATEUR RADIO AT US 36 AND RACEWAY RD. 0705 PM TSTM WND DMG 3 NNE JAMESTOWN 39.97N 86.61W 08/09/2011 BOONE IN PUBLIC 8 TELEPHONE POLES DOWN IN THE 6000 SOUTH AND STATE ROAD 75 AREA. TIME APPROX. 0706 PM TSTM WND GST INDIANAPOLIS INT`L AIRP 39.72N 86.29W 08/09/2011 M58.00 MPH MARION IN ASOS 0707 PM HAIL 1 N CLERMONT 39.83N 86.32W 08/09/2011 E0.75 INCH MARION IN TRAINED SPOTTER 0720 PM HAIL 5 S INDIANAPOLIS 39.70N 86.15W 08/09/2011 U0.50 INCH MARION IN AMATEUR RADIO LOCATED AT INTERSTATE 465 AND STATE ROUTE 135 0725 PM HAIL 8 SE INDIANAPOLIS 39.69N 86.04W 08/09/2011 E0.75 INCH MARION IN CO-OP OBSERVER AT SOUTHPORT AND I-65. ACCOMPANIED BY 40 MPH WINDS. 0725 PM HAIL 7 ESE INDIANAPOLIS 39.74N 86.02W 08/09/2011 E0.25 INCH MARION IN TRAINED SPOTTER AT FRANKLIN AND RAYMOND. ACCOMPANIED BY 40 MPH WINDS. 0727 PM HAIL 7 SE INDIANAPOLIS 39.70N 86.05W 08/09/2011 U0.75 INCH MARION IN NWS EMPLOYEE 0729 PM HAIL 9 SSE INDIANAPOLIS 39.66N 86.08W 08/09/2011 U0.50 INCH MARION IN AMATEUR RADIO 0810 PM TSTM WND DMG MARIETTA 39.44N 85.88W 08/09/2011 SHELBY IN COUNTY OFFICIAL TREE LIMBS DOWN 0817 PM HAIL 5 N HOPE 39.37N 85.77W 08/09/2011 U0.75 INCH SHELBY IN TRAINED SPOTTER NICKEL SIZE HAIL 0821 PM HAIL 4 NNE HOPE 39.35N 85.74W 08/09/2011 U0.25 INCH SHELBY IN AMATEUR RADIO 0832 PM HAIL 4 ENE HARTSVILLE 39.29N 85.63W 08/09/2011 U1.00 INCH DECATUR IN AMATEUR RADIO ACCOMPANIED BY ESTIMATED WINDS OF 60 MPH 0832 PM TSTM WND GST 4 ENE HARTSVILLE 39.29N 85.63W 08/09/2011 E60.00 MPH DECATUR IN AMATEUR RADIO LOCATED AT 800 WEST AND STATE ROAD 46. ACCOMPANIED BY 1-INCH HAIL
Although a tornado warning was issued for Shelby County at one point, no tornadoes were reported, thankfully! After the storms, cooler air is filtering in. Not only will it be the coolest since June, but it should also be the most comfortable in weeks! Enjoy it!