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Turning up the heat 🎚️
Get ready for more 90s. If that’s not your cup of tea, the silver lining is that it won’t be oppressively humid all of the time.
We are, after all, approaching the warmest days of the year, which occur between July 17-19th (next Sunday-Tuesday) on average. Below I share my Hudson Valley annual temperature curve, which gives you an idea of when the coldest and warmest conditions are usually experienced, relative to the long-term average from 1950-2021.
For the week ahead, the hottest conditions are expected at the start of the week and again at the end.
High pressure will be overhead on Monday, bringing plenty of sunshine and relatively low humidity.
A disturbance will approach from the Great Lakes on Tuesday, causing a surge in humidity followed by a chance for thunderstorm activity during the afternoon.
Although Wednesday may start on the muggy side, a less humid air mass will gradually filter in from Canada. This will lead to some classic summer weather on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday, and Friday, days best capped off with a trip to your local ice cream shop 🍦
The heat and humidity is expected to build again next weekend. The chance for 90+ degree heat looks elevated into the week of the 18th, as air travels across the country from the increasingly parched west-central states.
The map below shows where 10-day temperatures are forecast to exceed 90 degrees (white outline) and 100 degrees (yellow outline). The Hudson Valley falls into the 90+ degree category, with 100 degree temperatures commonplace across the central states.
On a global scale, high heat is widespread across the Northern Hemisphere — especially Europe. Pink shading indicates areas that are forecast to exceed 90 degrees in the next 10 days.
From a place where 90 degrees is not forecast
July is mid-winter in New Zealand, but it has felt anything but. Instead of the typical high temperatures in the upper 50s to around 60, Auckland has been commonly rising into the mid and upper 60s.
On Sunday, it was a pleasant 65 degrees under a mix of sun and clouds with hardly a wisp of wind in the City of Sails ⛵
Stay 🆒 this week!