Occurences of 90 or Greater This Summer……Cooler Here Than Arctic Regions Today with Incredible Heat ThereJuly 23rd, 2014 at 10:32 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
Below are the occurrence of 90 or greater in the viewing area in 2014 (as of July 23).
The heat in the Arctic right now is incredible. Areas with permanent ice were in the 70s today & the shores of Victoria Island, on the Arctic Circle, were near 80. These readings are exceeding all-time record levels for some of these locations.
It was warmer in the Northwest Territories than it was here today, but we still had 75-80.
Even out west, the heat is intense. The high elevations in the West are exceeding 100 & major wildfires are on-going near Seattle. Hundreds of fires are underway out west & in Canada with this massive upper ridge.
Our cooler weather is the air spilling in from Ontario & Quebec. The winds are also blowing due north to north-northeast right down the still cooler-than-normal levels of the Great Lakes.
Here, we are already down to 59-64 across there area as of 10:45 p.m.
After low to mid 50s tonight, 50-54 tomorrow night will be within 1-2 degrees of tying low temperatures for Friday morning.
Next week (after very warm, humid weekend with 2-3 waves of showers/storms):