We all know that this summer has been unusually hot and humid, but how does it compare with other years? Meteorological summer is June through August.
|June-July 2010||Rank||June-July 2011||Rank|
* = tied with other years. NOTE: Records go back to 1897 at Evansville and 1937 at Paducah.
This summer may feel hotter than last summer because the humidity has been high this summer. The higher humidity makes it harder for the body to cool itself. The heat index, or apparent temperature, has often exceeded 100 degrees this summer.
|Winter of 2009-10||Rank||Winter of 2010-11||Rank|
*=tied with other years
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
1050 AM CDT MON AUG 1 2011
...HIGH AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR JULY AFFECTED MANY COMMUNITIES...
TEMPERATURES DURING THE MONTH OF JULY WERE WELL ABOVE NORMAL FOR
MANY COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE QUAD STATE AREA. THE OTHER ISSUE WAS
THE HIGH HUMIDITY LEVELS...WHICH COMBINED WITH THE AFTERNOON
TEMPERATURES...DEVELOPED HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 DEGREES OR
GREATER NEARLY EVERY DAY FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF JULY.
IN THE PADUCAH AREA...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JULY WAS 81.9
DEGREES...OR 3.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES JULY OF 2011 THE
5TH WARMEST JULY ON RECORD. THE RECORD IS 84.2 DEGREES SET IN
1993. IN PADUCAH...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE SUMMER SEASON
IS RUNNING 80 DEGREES OR 3.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH JULY.
IN THE EVANSVILLE AREA...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JULY WAS 82.5
DEGREES...OR 3.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES JULY OF 2011 THE
5TH WARMEST JULY ON RECORD. THE RECORD IS 85.1 DEGREES SET IN
1936. IN EVANSVILLE...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE SUMMER SEASON
IS RUNNING 79.4 DEGREES OR 2.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH JULY.