posted on Jun, 30 2006 @ 08:24 AM
The weather here in Missouri is just crazy. The heat is awefull. We have only had 10.02 inches of rain this year. The dew points are in the 40's
and 50's which is totaly unheard of for June even if there is a drought. They have been saying on the news that it is only getting up to the mid
90's, yet while they say this, the temp at the bottom of the screen says 105. Everyone's thermometers are saying 100+. I dont understand why all
of a sudden, all the thermometers (even theirs) says 10 degrees higher than what they say it is. Either way it is hot. We had 90's in April, now
100's in June, the second driest year so far since the 50's at least (the local weather man is still looking into it). I think the desert is moving
to Missouri. That is how it feels at least, and we are not in the hottest part of the year yet. Another odd point, is that because the dew points
are so low, there are no heat indeces. I have lived here all 29 years of my life and have never seen such a thing. They are actually comparing us to
the desert now. Dry heat that is dry enough to go down to the 60's at night while the days go up to 100.
A person above mentioned how Oklahoma has not had to go to their basements once this year. Same here in NW Missouri. We had a storm that produced
little rain and 2+ inch hail earlier this spring, and thats it. A couple of rainy days, but no threat at all. Tis very strange. Sedalia got hit
hard by some twisters a couple different times - through the same town both times! Thats it. It just stopped......and got really doggone hot.
Abnormal weather is one thing, THIS really sucks.