The overall weather pattern will stabilize starting Friday, as we are headed into an extended dry and sunny period, with temperatures near the norms for early to mid-August. Friday should bring back mostly sunny skies with a high of about 93, a pattern which should last through most if not all of next week.

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One of the most oft questions I have been asked lately is “What’s up with all this heat? Where’s it all coming from?”

To be honest with you, I think most of those who ask are just venting their spleens rather than attempting to journey into scientific discovery. Be that as it may, all this heat is coming from a very stubborn and very beefy center of high pressure centered over the west coast. It’s been a very stable pattern that the globe seems content to hang on to. If it is any consolation, the eastern half of the country, for the most part, has been relatively cool, as is usually the case with this type of pattern.

But what’s this we hear about the “Heat Index?” More on that tomorrow.

 

 

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