The hottest weather of the summer has hit this week, with RealFeel temperatures in the 100s on the East Coast as far north as New York state. Even here in State College, Pennsylvania, we hit 100 degrees for a RealFeel on noon Wednesday (Fig. 1).
Farther south, it was even worse. However, my mother-in-law, who was vacationing in Duck, North Carolina, had a RealFeel of 105, while her home town of York, Pa., (Fig. 2) made it to 103 Wednesday at noon!
The worst I saw was 115 (Fig. 3) at Melva, Virginia, but RealFeel temps were also over 100 in the Foothills of North Carolina. This weekend, for the first day of summer, RealFeels in the 100-teens are projected to take over the Deep South, as this scary-looking graphic shows:
Last weekend, I presented the weather science side of UFOs at a paranormal conference in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Since then, there have been several local UFO sightings of note.
A trend I've noticed this Summer on Social Media is a large increase in "lightning strike selfies." Here are a few examples.
I documented a couple of undular bores on my blog before, but today, it's personal.
The Simpsons Marathon has started on FXX. Today, I look at the number of episodes featuring weather, share some weather-related quotes, and other tidbits:
History was made by Hurricane Iselle this week and I have some of the most impressive images and maps from the storm.
We're monitoring a total of six storms in the Atlantic and Pacific, and some of them are record-breakers.