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July 1934’s withering heat—The week Chicago fried
Posted 8:06 PM, July 22, 2017, by
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A heat hiatus amid lower humidities—NO 90s in the coming week; resurging tropical moisture to fuel late week t-storms; Chicago weather history’s clear: the heat will be back
Unlike 1934, intense heat to hold south of Chicago this week
Florence’s winds are easing, but its torrential downpours are not; serious flooding to worsen as “catastrophic” rains continue drenching North Carolina; slowdown in U.S. weather movement keeping Chicago warm—humidities due to take off Sunday
Canadian high pressure riding northwest upper winds into the area and delivering cooler, less humid weather; July’s lackluster rain makes it Chicago’s driest in 4 decades; punishing heat continues in Southwest—nights only managing 90-degree lows
How many temps in the 100s were logged in 1934?
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What is the Chicago record for the most consecutive days in the 90s?
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August 2018’s first full weekend to be Chicago’s hottest in 5 weeks; 90-degree heat returns for Lollapalooza; t-storm chances increase Sunday night into Tuesday morning
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Heat & humidity resurge—90s back for the 4th; more 90s on books here than in 69% of past warm seasons; severe weather/ torrential downpours Plains/North Woods; isolated storms here
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Ask Tom Why
Why the big difference in number of deaths in 1934, 1995 heat waves?
“NE” winds take a bite out of heat/humidity temporarily; hot, muggy air’s resurgence brings 90s back, ignites late week/weekend storms; it’s the sunniest July in 30 years
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