Weather Blog: Let Us Compare

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It seems like Summer hit like a wrecking ball across the Tennessee Valley.

May came and the temperatures skyrocketed, and they haven’t come back to earth since. Of course, there’s always an adjustment period after dealing with 6 months of early sunsets and cooler temperatures, but how much of an adjustment do we really need? So, some digging was done, in order to find out if it was really that hot or if we just haven’t succumbed to the fact that it is simply Summer in the Tennessee Valley.

5th hottest May on record

First, May was actually that hot. It was the 5th hottest May on record with an average daily high of 85.7 degrees.

That aside we can be a little more specific. I want to look at the number of 90-degree days in both May and June of 2019 and compare that to the number of 90-degree days in May and June of 2018.

So that’s exactly what I did. Actually, I had my weekend Meteorologist Emily look that information up for me. If you haven’t already give her Facebook page a “like”.

Comparing 90 degree days

When comparing the number of 90-degree days in May 2018 and May 2019 we can see that 2019 had 13 days where the temperature was at least 90 degrees while 2018 had just 9 days.

June was not near as hot as we played it up to be. June 2018 was much hotter. The average daily high was 90.8 degrees. June 2019 saw an average daily high of 89.5 degrees. I know that’s only 1.4 degrees, but that’s still a big deal. June 2018 had 21 at least 90-degree days while June 2019 only had 17. Some of those 17 were high though, with 93s, 94s, and even a 97 on the first day of Summer.

Now before you tell me, I’m going to go ahead and tell you I am well aware that both 2018 and 2019 had 30 90 degree days in May and June combined. That doesn’t matter because I’m looking at quality over quantity. In this case, quality is a higher temperature. With that in mind, the average daily high of May and June 2018 was higher than the average daily high of May and June 2019.

July 2019 Climate Summary

July is here, and that means the heat isn’t leaving in the immediate future. The average high goes from 90 to 91 and the average low goes from 70 to 71. The one thing we lose is daylight.

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Clear

Huntsville

52°F Clear Feels like 52°
Wind
6 mph NW
Humidity
53%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

A clear sky. Low 36F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
36°F A clear sky. Low 36F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
6 mph NNW
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Clear

Decatur

54°F Clear Feels like 54°
Wind
7 mph NW
Humidity
53%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

A clear sky. Low around 35F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
35°F A clear sky. Low around 35F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
8 mph NNW
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Clear

Florence

53°F Clear Feels like 53°
Wind
3 mph NW
Humidity
50%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

A few clouds from time to time. Low 37F. Winds light and variable.
37°F A few clouds from time to time. Low 37F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
5 mph WSW
Precip
0%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Clear

Scottsboro

57°F Clear Feels like 57°
Wind
7 mph
Humidity
48%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear skies. Low 39F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
39°F Clear skies. Low 39F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
6 mph NNW
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Scattered Clouds

Guntersville

54°F Scattered Clouds Feels like 54°
Wind
8 mph NW
Humidity
47%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear skies. Low 39F. Winds light and variable.
39°F Clear skies. Low 39F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
5 mph NNW
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous

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