Hot Here…Not There?

July 7th, 2014 at 8:19 am by under Weather

Behind Arthur this weekend we had some really nice weather.  Highs were in the 80s with lots of sunshine.  However, today we will start heating up the temperatures.  Highs will be in the low 90s with ample sunshine.  The big reason for the warmup is the winds.  We had some cooler easterly winds over the weekend.  Now we’ll see winds out of the southwest at 10-15mph.

Today's Forecast

Today’s Forecast

There are some showers just offshore.  One or two of those could brush the southern Outer Banks.  Tomorrow the heat is really on.  Highs will be in the upper 90s.  The heat index will be over 100 degrees.  While the southwest breeze is responsible for pouring in the heat, at least it will help in the short term to help keep folks a little more comfortable.  Skies will be mostly to partly sunny on Tuesday.  We’ll hold on to the heat Wednesday, but we will cool down a little by Thursday with highs returning to the 80s.  There will be some scattered thunderstorms from Wednesday afternoon on and off through Saturday.

With the heat coming in, there is some pertinent news in the athletic world.  The National Athletic Trainers’ Association has just released some new guidelines for players/people that suffer from heat stroke.  Basically, they say that you should cool down the person first, and not wait for medical aid.  While this is a new guideline, I wonder how many people actually chose to wait for the medics when this happened in the past.  Here is an article about the subject.  New Cooling Guidelines.

In an ironic twist…It’s possible that the heat in the Pacific may not be forming a strong El Nino afterall.  While the weather phenomenon is still expected, some scientists say that a big/strong El Nino may not be as likely now as was predicted earlier in the year. Here is an article on the subject: El Nino Tone Shifts.

Staying with the heat theme.  According to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), the globe had its highest May temperatures on record.  NOAA heat.

This comes after recent headlines about how the Antarctic sea ice has reached an all-time high in the southern hemisphere.  Antarctic sea ice.

I think a lot of thermometers are now confused.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler




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