[Guest Post by North Bend resident Mark Davis]
So who’s ready for some heat? Not me, but unfortunately, I can’t stop it from happening, or it would be snowing. Remember when we had #snowmageddon, I like to call this #heatmageddon. I’m pretty sure that won’t go viral, but oh well.
On to more important things.
But first, remember that we are still almost 3 days out till the #heatmageddon starts, so these temperatures in this write-up can and still will change a little. Nonetheless, it’s going to be HOT starting Friday.
Here we go….
Friday is when everything starts. Afternoon highs will be in the low 90’s. Winds throughout the weekend will be pretty light,10 to 15mph. Normally when we get hot in the summer, the evenings usually get down to the upper 50’s to low 60’s, and we can’t wait to open the windows to cool things down. With #heatmageddon, our nighttime lows will be in the low 70’s. Still much cooler than 100°, though. “Friday is not chart worthy because it’s not triple-digit heat.”
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday “are chart worthy” is when the triple digits happen. We haven’t seen heat like this in over 10 years.
This is the high temp chart for Saturday at 5pm.
This is the high temp chart for Sunday at 5pm.
And the high chart for Monday at 5pm
The NWS has issued a Excessive Heat Watch starting Friday and ending Monday afternoon.
Definition: Heat watches are issued when conditions are favorable for an excessive heat event in the next 24 to 72 hours. A watch is used when the risk of a heatwave has increased, but its occurrence and timing are still uncertain.
Definitely be prepared for this heat. This isn’t our normal summertime heat.
My highest recorded temperature is 110° from July 29th 2009. That record is safe for now.
I know during this #heatmageddon people are going to be asking… “When are we going to get some rain?”
So here’s a graph for that. Sorry, there’s nothing on it.
Enjoy it if you like the heat, “I don’t,” and stay safe.