Monday, July 13, 2009
Southern Plains Heat
The heat across the southern plains is incredible. Temperatures across Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama have been near or over 100 degrees nearly every day this month. This map shows the high temperatures for Sunday, July 12. More heat is expected today with excessive heat warnings and heat advisories posted for the region. Even the desert southwest is getting in on the heat with excessive heat warnings posted for extreme southeastern California and southwestern Arizona. You know it's gotta be hot when they complain about the heat in Arizona! Daily highs this weeks are supposed to be 115F (46C) in Yuma, Arizona!! You can click on the map for more details. It's hard to believe such heat is going on across parts of the nation when it's actually been fairly cool here. Yes, we had a few days in the low 90's here at home, but most days this month have been well below normal. In fact, we are nearly 6 degrees below normal for the month so far.