Although yesterday around noon parts of Springfield, including the Capitol and much of the north side, enjoyed a brief break from the heat when a downpour popped up over the center of the city. It rained about 20-30 minutes in the Capitol Complex.
No rain on south sides of the city (including Prairie Crossing) plus in Chatham. (Chatham had its own deluge around 6PM Monday evening with about an inch of rain in less than an hour).
I don’t know, it’s pretty darn bad out there - I wouldn’t be surprised if the heat index wasn’t in triple digits already. I was out clearing some brush and doing cleanup since early morning, and I had to knock off about 45 minutes ago. High humidity makes it hard to breathe, and there wasn’t even a bit of a breeze. I was so sweaty that I looked like I had jumped in a pool with my clothes on
On an unrelated note, this is a great idea if you’re a White Sox fan (or even if you’re not). Korean and European soccer clubs have been doing this, I’m glad to see MLB teams get in on it. Proceeds go to charity:
Is this heat normal at this time of year? I mean historically, not in the past couple of years.
- Grandson of Man - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 11:39 am:
Hopefully we get some rain today to feed nature and help clean the bad air quality.
- Cool Papa Bell - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 11:48 am:
@HotAir - This stretch of heat for central Illinois is above what would be considered normal but not a typical for a summer. In CIL we can go all June, July and August without a day above 90 or we can string together a week or more of 90+.
In 2012 we combined excessive heat with very dry conditions. So far this isn’t 2012. So far…
- Give Me A Break - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 12:08 pm:
“In 2012 we combined excessive heat with very dry conditions. So far this isn’t 2012. So far”
Given 2020’s track record we can probably expect to see snow next week.
Wonder if it’s heating up in Clay County since the Governor filed his appeal? I’m sure the heat index is off the charts at the Court House since our #1 Judge is being questioned. Now back to the weather.
Severe thunderstorm watch just issued until 11PM from basically Galesburg-Peoria-Woodford County northward to south central Wisconsin. Includes Rockford but interestingly not LaSalle or DeKalb at this time. Chicago and suburbs not (yet) inclded in watch. STorms heading eastward from eastern Iowa: