Extreme Temperature Diary- July 5, 2018/ Hot Topic: Historic U.S. Heat Wave Day Eight

Thursday July 5th… Dear Diary. The main purpose of this ongoing post will be to track United States extreme or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials)😊. Here is today’s main climate change post related hot topic:

Historic U.S. Heatwave Day Eight

Residents of the Northeast by now are weary of this weeks heat wave, but as expected, a cold front will put an end to maxes above 90F and high humidity on Friday. Here is the state of NWS advisories as of this morning:

Excessive heat warnings have been posted along the mid-Mississippi and southern Ohio Rivers. By tomorrow I would expect just about all heat advisories east of the Rockies to end looking at this temperature forecast:

I’m not going to arbitrarily write that this historic heat wave will end though looking at big time heat developing in the West since our mega heat dome will retrograde into that area of the nation over the weekend:

9:45 AM – 5 Jul 2018

An indication of how hot it will be tomorrow near coast in Southern California: point forecast for UCLA is showing high of 107, which would be hottest on record for any day in Jun, Jul, or Aug! Two hottest days at that site occurred in month of Oct!

6:31 AM – 5 Jul 2018
I’ll be adding more relevant information to this post later today.
In other heat related news:

Today is ‘s 8th consecutive day with maximum temperature ≥29°C which makes June 28➞July 05, 2018 the longest run since 2015-07-31.

🔥🌡 Historic Heat This 05-07-2018, North Sahara QQ Absolute records beaten, especially 51.3 °c in Ouargla 🇩🇿, new NATIONAL RECORD of but also for all the ! Former rec Algeria 50.6 ° In Salah 12-07-2002 former rec Afrique 50.7 ° Semara (South Morocco) 13-07-1961

Very warm in parts of the Arctic, above normal almost everywhere, except Canada, W-Africa, central Siberia, parts of Antarctica. [EU analysis]

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