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Thursday, Jul 9, 2020

* Have an appointment and need to run some errands. Be nice to each other and keep it Illinois-centric, please. Thanks.

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  1. - efudd - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 10:00 am:

    Heat indices triple digits for days to come here in the Little Egypt.
    Any cooler up north?


  2. - Anyone Remember - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 10:16 am:

    Marginally in Central Illinois. Marginally.


  3. - Chatham Resident - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 10:20 am:

    ==Marginally in Central Illinois. Marginally.==

    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).


  4. - walker - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 10:20 am:

    Equally hot up here in NW burbs. I see a lot of road and other infrastructure projects going on, with laborers busting their backs in this heat. God bless and protect them.


  5. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 10:23 am:

    Slight risk for severe weather today in Illinois roughly from I-72 northward. With all forms of severe possible including some tornadoes, especially in northwestern Illinois into Iowa and Wisconsin.

    https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html


  6. - Give Me A Break - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 10:24 am:

    Here in Springpatch the heat wave in suppose to break some tomorrow with highs only in the high 80s over the weekend with the return to 90s next week.


  7. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 10:26 am:

    Here in Streator, in southern LaSalle County, the only things moving outside are gila monsters and rattlesnakes. /s


  8. - efudd - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 10:35 am:

    Streator-

    :), however, we’ve got armadillos in Jackson county.
    Jackson county.


  9. - Cheryl44 - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 10:36 am:

    Chicago, north side, near the lake. High 80s, good chance of storms this PM. Judging from my hair, it’s pretty humid.


  10. - Steve Rogers - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 10:55 am:

    My tomatoes like this hot weather. They’re looking good so far this summer.


  11. - Lester Holt’s Mustache - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 11:24 am:

    == Marginally in Central Illinois. Marginally.==

    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


  12. - Lester Holt’s Mustache - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 11:33 am:

    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:

    https://www.fox32chicago.com/sports/white-sox-fans-can-purchase-cardboard-cutout-of-themselves-to-have-at-opening-home-games.amp?taid=5f074284ad0db1000109ea23&utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=trueanthem&utm_source=twitter&__twitter_impression=true


  13. - HotAir - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 11:34 am:

    Is this heat normal at this time of year? I mean historically, not in the past couple of years.


  14. - 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.


  15. - 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…


  16. - 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.


  17. - Just wondering - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 12:10 pm:

    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.


  18. - JoanP - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 12:55 pm:

    = Any cooler up north? =

    Long string of 90s in Chicago. I’m near the lake, so get some relief if there’s a wind off the lake.


  19. - Joe Bidenopolous - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 12:55 pm:

    =My tomatoes like this hot weather=

    Same here. There must be about 20 or so on my plants that weren’t there last week. And to think, before the pandemic, we didn’t even have a garden


  20. - Anyone Remember - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 1:34 pm:

    “Marginally” - it was during the very brief periods of rain. Then the sun came out and it was worse than before the rain.


  21. - Dotnonymous - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 2:02 pm:

    My Grandma used to say, “It’s hot as blue blazes”.


  22. - Chatham Resident - Thursday, Jul 9, 20 @ 3:48 pm:

    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:

    https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/watch/ww0350.html


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