Monday, May 28, 2012

Another sign of summer

You may remember me writing about these lilies. Dawn and I bought them when we lived in Sidney, but I transplanted them to Dayton when we moved two years ago. Every year they bloom on one of the first hot days of the summer, and sure enough they popped open just in time for Memorial Day and BOY was it hot! We hit 91 on Saturday and Sunday and we are expected to hit 91 again today. So I was wondering how many times we have had 90+ days in May for three or more consecutive days(heat wave). I talked with the National Weather Service office in Wilmington and for here in Dayton, here is the history of 3+ days of 90+ temps: 1895 - 3 from 29th-31st; 1896 - 3 from 9th-11th; 1900 - 3 from 15th-17th; 1911 4(two times) from 17th-20th and 26th-29th; 1914 - 5 from 25th-29th; 1962 - 5 from 16th-20th. Huge thanks to NWS ILN for digging through the records this morning to find this out.

Well, as mentioned, hot today. 91 for the high and an isolated shower or storm is possible ahead of the cold front tomorrow, which will bring a better chance for rain. Low-mid 80's tomorrow then we really cool down. We dry out for the end of the week, other than Friday. 76 for the high Wednesday, then low 70's through the end of the week and next weekend. I am looking forward to opening the windows of the house again. Stay cool today and have a good one!

Andrew Buck Michael

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