Monday, July 15, 2013
Our "Urban Heat Island" Seems to Be Broken
"Urban Heat Island" where the built up heat from buildings and pavement make metro areas at least 10 degrees warmer than the surrounding countryside. (Photo from EPA's website.) "Urban Heat Island" = another one of those tragic terms to describe how we will all perish from Climate Change.
Ok, Texas can have rain in July but it usually comes from a tropical system of some sort which means the temperature is usually high 80's -90's and really sticky. No, this is by no means any complaint -- just reporting the facts. Everyone you meet these days says the same thing. "Do you ever remember it being this cool in July?"
So, I looked for some data.
Darker black line at the bottom, our current weather reading (red line is the forecast). You can see we are well below all the averages, means, etc. Looks like another record breaking day. But in a good way.
What is the weather like where you are? Click this link to: WeatherSpark
Posted by Tufa Girl