Sunday, July 14, 2013

Thunderstorms Likely - Sharknado - Baseball's All-Star Game

All sorts of interesting weather information today. We'll get into why the popular TV movie Sharknado is made-up science fiction and look at the deadly heatwave from 1995 that claimed nearly 600 lives in Chicago. First, our Sunday forecast for Cookeville, TN.

Showers and thunderstorms are a possibility after noon today with partly sunny skies and a high of around 83°. We hit 87° on Saturday before thunderstorms and heavy hits parts of our area. My weather station recorded .81" bringing our monthly total to 7.52". Typical July rainfall is under 5".

We'll have a slight chance for rainfall all next week with temperatures heating up into the upper 80's to lower 90's ranges. Expect heat index ("feels like") readings to top 100°.



The Midwest was in the midst of an intense and deadly heat wave on this date in 1995. The heat wave claimed nearly 600 lives in Chicago, where temperatures soared to 104 degrees on the 13th. High dew points made the air feel dangerously hotter.

WEATHER NEWS (various sources):
Wolf Point, Montana sets a record low of 46°
Vicksburg, Mississippi seta a low of 63°
6 year-old child swallowed by sinkhole 
Hot and humid weather for baseball's All-Star game
Popular TV movie Sharknado Debunked: Ridiculous Plotpoints Exposed

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