We’ll Know Soon Enough If Kentucky Is Ready for the Hottest Week of 2022
Over the years, I've spoken with Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Wayne Hart any number of times. And I've learned that when he starts talking about a weather pattern that's set to kick into high gear more than just a couple of days away, it's quite noteworthy.
The thing is, those "multiple days out" discussions usually involve approaching severe weather. That isn't the case this time.
GET READY KENTUCKY, HERE COMES REALLY HOT WEATHER
While the National Weather Service doesn't regard what's happening in the coming week as severe, some people might...depending on how sensitive they are to incredibly hot weather.
Right this second--June 9th at 4:39 PM--this is the seven-day forecast from WEHT/WTVW.
I guess we shouldn't be terribly shocked that it's going to get hot in June, but it's just that we've been enjoying some relatively mild weather in the tri-state the last few days and I'm sure I'm alone in wanting it to continue. We have been SO enamored of our electricity bill lately, but I guess that's about to come to an end. Yes, the first official day of summer is June 21st, but we know that doesn't mean anything around here.
WILL IT BE RECORD-BREAKING HEAT?
Indeed, it looks like we are in for a very hot week, but will we break records? And does that matter? You saw those projected highs and those crazy warm lows. Hot is hot. But I did check with the National Weather Service, and of the top ten HEAT events in Kentucky's history, the most recent occurred in 2007, when the western half of the state was experiencing record heat more a great deal of that summer.
From the National Weather Service:
The Louisville office set 12 record warm temperatures in August 2007. The average for August is 77 degrees but this year the average was 85 degrees. Over the whole 2007 year, there were 67 days of 90 degrees or warmer and 5 of over 100 degrees. At Louisville International Airport, there were 26 days of 90 degrees or more temperatures in August. In Bowling Green, there were 32 days. The eastern part of Kentucky was a bit cooler. In Lexington, there were only 9 days that were 90 degrees or higher -- National Weather Service
We don't have a pool, but I'm down for purchasing a KIDDIE pool and just sitting in it under a shade tree until this all goes away.
So if you need me, I'll be under the big dogwood out back.