Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Weather Stats at Biltmore

A little checking of our weather from the station at Biltmore, which is typically lower than O’Hare readings:

So far this season (Since March 1) – High Temps:
  • 80-84 Degrees, 17 days
  • 85-89 Degrees, 13 days
  • 90-94 Degrees, 9 days
  • >95 Degrees , 6 days
Total above 80 = 45 days

In the last 28 days, we have had 27 highs above 80 and 1 below.  From June 28 – July 7 we had  9 days above 90 and 1 day below (86). During that same period we had 6 nights with a low greater than 80, the other 4 nights were above 74.
  • In the last 40 days we recorded 0.52” of rain.  Over that same time we have had an ET of 7.62” (shortfall of 7.1”)
  • In the last 73 days we recorded 2.48” of rain.  Over that same time we have had an ET of 11.81”(shortfall of 9.33”)
According to WGN, we would need 9-15” of rain spread over many days to break the drought.  This is also the hottest meteorological summer ever recorded so far and the 8th driest.

After reading that, this might make you feel a bit cooler..

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