I'm a long time weather geek, I love weather but something is amiss as of late. The T, Storms are intense, the lightning unreal, the straight line winds completely ridiculous. I've already told my wife to expect significant storm related damage one day, it's just a matter of time.
Yesterday was another near miss by no more than 2 miles. Just down the road trees down, power out, electric poles snapped.
I'm the kind of person that has always been able to anticipate things before they happen and am hardly ever wrong. Imagine power out in this heat wave, it's shameful some have to ask or wonder what it would be like. Well 8,200 people found out yesterday as they slowly baked in their homes last night while trying to sleep.
Many of you here who have read some of my posts about the heat in this valley probably wonder how bad it really is. I wish you were here to gain the knowledge without having to trust me when I say it's hot as hell. Not even noon and the heat index is already near 100 degrees.
We've had over 10 inches of rain since May 1'st, imagine that baking out of the ground with a dew point near 80. It's insanely hot, the humidity off the charts. It's not a good day to forget a child in the back seat of your car. They'd have about 30 mins max.
I see where it's hot as hell in Florida today as well, heat index in Tampa 113 degrees, but you'll more than likely have a breeze down there, it's totally different up here. Easily the hottest place in the states, when it really gets hot is this valley it's deadly. It's an area from St Louis to Memphis, to Louisville, north to Cincy, and over to Indy. Insanely hot and very very dangerous. This will take some lives, only a matter of time. Even the migrant workers struggle in this stuff.Cole