Hot and Staying Hot

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A dome of high pressure sitting over the central plains is keep the rain to our south:

Heat Wave Central Plains

It is producing hot and dry weather for north Texas all the way up to the Dakotas. This is traditionally a very stagnant weather pattern; it’ll take the entire work week for this high to slowly drift to the west:

Heat Wave Central Plains1

When it gets over New Mexico it’ll produce a northwest flow aloft for north Texas, a weather pattern that usually produces overnight rain from southern plains storms systems. It also breaks down the high heat somewhat. There is a hint that the current heat wave will wane somewhat by Labor Day.

We are counting down to the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane season (Sept. 10th). A tropical depression has formed just off the coast of Mexico today:


It will likely turn into a tropical storm overnight before it comes onshore tomorrow evening. A tropical storm warning stretches from Veracruz to Tampico.

Meanwhile a late summer heat wave bakes the northern plains. Minneapolis will likely break another record high tomorrow afternoon:

RPM 12km Temps US

For the same reasons it hot in Omaha it’ll be hot here. The 100 degree weather returned last Friday after a week-long break. It’ll dominate the work week ahead. It’s back to school for many but no hint of Fall will be in the air: